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Species Philtraea utahensis - Hodges#6846

Gorgeous little moth - Philtraea utahensis Gorgeous little moth - Philtraea utahensis
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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 Philtraea
Species utahensis (Philtraea utahensis - Hodges#6846)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Philtraea utahensis Buckett, [1971]
forewing length 1.4-1.6 cm(1)
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.
Pinyon and juniper woodlands. (1)
Adults fly June to late July. (1)
Larval host is unknown. (1)
See Also
Several Philtraea are similar. compare pinned photos at Moth Photographers Group
Grotella tricolor

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)