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Genus Protitame

White Spring Moth - Protitame virginalis - male Moth # 07-182 - Protitame cervula - female Moth 830-03 - Protitame virginalis Protitame virginalis? - Protitame virginalis - male Unknown Moth - Protitame subalbaria - male virgin moth - Protitame virginalis Virgin Moth (Protitame virginalis) - Protitame virginalis Protitame subalbaria
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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 Cassymini
Genus Protitame
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
placed in the tribe Abraxini by Forbes (1948) and also by McGuffin (1972) and Ferguson (1983).
*Ferguson (2008) placed Protitame in tribe Cassymini(1)
Three species in the genus for North America north of Mexico.(1)
Protitame cervula
P. virginalis
P. subalbaria
Protitame subalbaria (southern Cailfornia to British Columbia and Alberta)
P. cervula (Arizona)
P. virginalis (across Canada south to Virginia to New Mexico north through Utah)(1)
Print References
Ferguson, Douglas C., The Moths of North America, Fascicle 17.2, Geometroidea, Geometridae, Ennominae (part: Abaxini, Cassymini, Macariini) 2008 p. 27, 39-46(1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - photographs of pinned adults and related species.
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2, Geometroidea, Geometridae, Ennominae.
Douglas C. Ferguson . 2008. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.