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Species Philtraea utahensis - Hodges#6846

Gorgeous little moth - Philtraea utahensis Gorgeous little moth - Philtraea utahensis
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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 Ourapterygini
Genus Philtraea
Species utahensis (Philtraea utahensis - Hodges#6846)
Hodges Number
6846
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Philtraea utahensis Buckett, [1971]
Size
forewing length 1.4-1.6 cm(1)
Identification
Range
Southeastern Nevada to southern Utah and western Colorado. (2), (1)
Listed as rare in Colorado, more common in southern Utah.
A difficult group that can often be determined by range.
Habitat
Pinyon and juniper woodlands. (1)
Season
Adults fly June to late July. (1)
Food
Larval host is unknown. (1)
See Also
Several Philtraea are similar. compare pinned photos at Moth Photographers Group
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Grotella tricolor

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Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Buckett, J.S., 1970 (1971). Revision of the Nearctic genus Philtraea Hulst, with notes on biology and the descriptions of new species (Geometridae). Journal of Research on Lepidoptera 9(1): 41. (3)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. p. 216, pl. 29.40.(1)