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Species Gabriola sierrae - Hodges#6782

Gabriola sierrae? - Gabriola sierrae - male
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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 Nacophorini
Genus Gabriola
Species sierrae (Gabriola sierrae - Hodges#6782)
Hodges Number
6782
Size
forewing length 13-17 mm (1)
Identification
Rindge (1974) described sierrae as three location specific subspecies. Detailed descriptions are available at the link in citations below. (1)
Range
California and adjoining areas of western Nevada - San Gabriel Mountains, San Bernardino Mountains, Sierra and Cascade Ranges and adjacent Nevada, also Lake and Napa counties. (1)
Habitat
inland mountainous areas (1)
Season
May to early November
See Also
Gabriola dyari is similar and has a much broader range, but in California it is mainly found in coastal areas of the state. (1)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the moth genus Gabriola (Lepidoptera, Geometridae).
Frederick H. Rindge. 1974. American Museum Novitates 2550: 1-24, f.1-26.