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Species Slossonia rubrotincta - Hodges#6816

Slossonia rubrotincta 6816  - Slossonia rubrotincta Slossonia rubrotincta
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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 Anagogini
Genus Slossonia
Species rubrotincta (Slossonia rubrotincta - Hodges#6816)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Slossonia rubrotincta Hulst, 1898 (1)
Hulst (1898) listed a wingspan of 30 mm. (1)
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 12-13 mm.(2)
Comstock & Dammers (1936) reported the larva mature to 25 mm and pupa 10 mm.
Hulst (1898) original description is online in the print references. (1)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported California, west of the Sierra Nevada crest. (2)
The main flight period appears to be May to August. (3)
Comstock & Dammers found the larva while beating coastal sage scrub oak (Quercus dumosa).
McFarland reported the host as scrub oak (Quercus berberidifolia).(2)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the adults always rest butterfly-style, with wings held high.(2)
See Also
Neoterpes trianguliferata is larger with darker markings along the forewing costa.
Print References
Comstock, J.A. & C.A. Dammers, 1936. Notes on the early stages of five moths from southern California . Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 35(2), p. 106; pl.32-33.
Hulst, G.D., 1898. Descriptions of new genera and species of the Geometrina of North America. The Canadian Entomologist 30, p. 217. (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl. 29, fig. 35; p. 215. (2)