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Genus Protitame

Protitame virginalis - male Protitame subalbaria Moth - Protitame virginalis Which moth is this? - Protitame subalbaria Geometridae: Cabera variolaria - Protitame virginalis - male 6266  - Protitame subalbaria - female The Virgin - Protitame virginalis - male Geometridae: Protitame subalbaria  - Protitame subalbaria
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Classification
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)
Numbers
Three species in the genus for North America north of Mexico.(1)
Protitame cervula
P. virginalis
P. subalbaria
Range
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.