Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Digrammia excurvata (Packard, 1874)
Phasiane excurvata Packard, 1874
Sciagraphia spodopterata Hulst, 1898
* phylogenetic sequence #188925
Adult - similar to Curve-lined Angle
) but occurs farther west and usually has a straighter PM line on forewing.
California east to Texas and Oklahoma, north to Colorado and Washington.
Adults fly from March to September in California.
Larvae feed on California Juniper
) and presumably other species of juniper in the northern and eastern parts of its range where J. californica
is not present.
This species forms a complex with D. continuata
and D. setonana
and adults are best identified by dissection.(1)
is similar but apparently doesn't occur west of Texas. Also similar to other Digrammia
species such as atrofasciata
(which occurs in Texas and Oklahoma) and pallorata
(described in 2008 by Ferguson, and has a wavier PM line); compare images
of these and other related species by Jim Vargo at MPG.
Ferguson, D.C. 2008. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2: p.268; pl.7.1-4