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Species Pterotaea lamiaria - Hodges#6553

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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 Boarmiini
Genus Pterotaea
Species lamiaria (Pterotaea lamiaria - Hodges#6553)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pterotaea lamiaria (Strecker, 1899) (1)
Boarmia lamiaria Strecker 1899
One subspecies Pterotaea lamiaria tytthos was described by Rindge (1970). (1)
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length as 14-16 mm. (2)
Rindge (1970) listed the forewing length as: (1)
♂ 13-18 mm.
♀ 13-18 mm.
The species can usually be recognized by the brownish wings with a brown shaded band along the postmedial and antemedial lines. The AM line is absent from the costa to the middle of the wing. (1)
The Rindge (1970) revised description is available in PDF. (1)
The subspecies that Rindge described was smaller, had less bold maculation, and was restricted to a small area east of the Sierra Nevada Range (Inyo County). (1)
California(3) and northern Baja California. (1)
The species is mainly associated with the coastal regions. (1)
The flight period is March to September.
The larvae feed on the flowers of Adenostoma fasciculatum Hook. & Arn. (chamise). (1), (2)
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. 208; pl. 28, fig. 9. (2)
Rindge, F.H. 1970. A revision of the moth genera Hulstina and Pterotaea (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 142(4): p. 291-294, fig. 6. (1)