Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


Genus Protitame

Virgin Moth - Protitame virginalis - male Moth # 07-171 - Protitame cervula - male Moth # 07-182 - Protitame cervula - female Virgin Moth - Hodges#6270 - Protitame virginalis - female Geometridae: Protitame virginialis - Protitame virginalis - male Geometridae: Protitame virginialis - Protitame virginalis - female Protitame virginalis - male White Moth - Protitame virginalis
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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.