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Species Plataea californiaria - Hodges#6924

Plataea ursaria? - Plataea californiaria - male Plataea californiaria Plataea californiaria 6924 - Plataea californiaria - male 6924 - Plataea californiaria 6924  - Plataea californiaria Plataea - Plataea californiaria Plataea californiaria in Rindge 1976 - Plataea californiaria - male
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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 Plataea
Species californiaria (Plataea californiaria - Hodges#6924 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plataea californiaria Herrich-Schäffer, [1856] (1)
Plataea uncanaria Hulst, 1896
Gorytodes californiaria (Grote(2), 1882)
Gorytodes uncanaria (Guenée, 1857)
Forewing length 15-17 mm.(3)
Description in PDF: (1)
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (4)
Coastal California from Los Angeles to San Francisco.(3), (5)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Coastal sage habitat.(3)
Adults have been found year round so multiple generations are likely.(3)
Larval host is Artemisia californica Less. (coastal sagebrush).(3)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p. 218; pl. 30.23.(3)
Rindge, F.H. 1976. A revision of the moth genus Plataea (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). American Museum Novitates 2595. (1)