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Species Greya reticulatus - Hodges#0193

Greya reticulata  - Greya reticulatus
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Adeloidea (Fairy Moths and kin)
Family Prodoxidae (Yucca Moths)
Subfamily Prodoxinae
Genus Greya
Species reticulatus (Greya reticulatus - Hodges#0193)
Hodges Number
0193
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
original combination Prodoxus reticulatus Riley, 1892
Size
wingspan 9 - 15 mm, females smaller than males (1)
Identification
Adults - sexually dimorphic. Females well defined. Males pale, whitish ochreous, heavily irrorated with brownish fuscous; banding obsolescent, indistinct, pale ochreous spots (1)
Range
restricted to the coastal ranges of west-central California from Alameda County south to Los Angeles County (1)
Habitat
moist situations with Osmorhiza chilensis as understory in shrubby, well-shaded deciduous forest (1)
Season
late March to late April (1)
Food
Osmorhiza chilensis (Umbelliferae) (1)
See Also
females bear great resemblance in maculation to certain yucca moths, particularly Prodoxus coloradensis (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Biology and systematics of Greya Busck and Tetragma, new genus (Lepidoptera: Prodoxidae).
Donald R. Davis, Olle Pellmyr & John N. Thompson. 1992. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 524: 1-74, f.251-375.