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Species Glaucina golgolata - Hodges#6498

Glaucina golgolata or magnifica? - Glaucina golgolata - male Glaucina golgolata - Hodges#6498 - Glaucina golgolata - male Glaucina golgolata - Hodges#6498 - Glaucina golgolata - male Glaucina golgolata - Hodges#6498 - Glaucina golgolata - female Unknown - Glaucina golgolata - female Glaucina golgolata - male Glaucina golgolata - female
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Ennominae
Tribe Boarmiini
Genus Glaucina
Species golgolata (Glaucina golgolata - Hodges#6498)
Hodges Number
6498
Size
FW 12-16mm. (1)
Identification
See detailed description by Rindge (1959) linked at bottom of page. The concave bend of the PM line in the upper part of wing is rather distinctive. Also noticeable is the dark banding of the ST area bordered by the white ST line that is strongly produced basally on veins resulting in a somewhat denticulate appearance. AM/PM/ST lines are all indicated on hindwing anal margin (although Rindge does not mention the AM line indication, the line can be clearly seen on images of golgata in Plate 24 of the revision). (1)

Range
CO, NV, UT, CA (1)
Habitat
deserts (1)
Season
July to November, with single April record (1)
See Also
Glaucina ampla is generally larger with ill-defined maculation and is only known from mountainous area of southern California (1)
Glaucina magnifica is generally larger and is only known from coastal areas of southern California (1)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the Glaucina, Synglochis, and Eubarnesia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
Frederick. H. Rindge. 1959. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 118: 265-365.