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Species Tetracis australis - Hodges#6956.1

Slant-Line moth - Tetracis australis Tetracis cervinaria - Tetracis australis Southern Slant-Line - Tetracis australis Southern Slant-Line - Tetracis australis
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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 Ourapterygini
Genus Tetracis (Slant-Lines)
Species australis (Tetracis australis - Hodges#6956.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tetracis australis Ferris, 2010
Phylogenetic Sequence # 911403
Coastal southern CA (1)(2)(3)
Currently (2022) the BOLD (4) specimens in this genus seem to be split, mixed up or duplicated with Synaxis and Tetracis. (see here and here) It isn't clear why they are using both genera.
See also - Specimens of Synaxis brunneilinearia(old name) from southern California: see here (Bin #: BOLD:AAA6040 includes several species) -----> That old taxon name was moved or corrected to Metanema brunneilinearia in the 2010 revision. (3)
Inaturalist has Synaxis listed as an inactive taxon. (worldwide) (5)
See Also
The very similar and more widespread species, Tetracis cervinaria is found north and east of Monterey County, California.