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Species Tetracis hirsutaria - Hodges#6960

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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 Ourapterygini
Genus Tetracis (Slant-Lines)
Species hirsutaria (Tetracis hirsutaria - Hodges#6960)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tetracis hirsutaria (Barnes & McDunnough, 1913) (1)
Synaxis hirsutaria (Barnes & McDunnough, 1913)
Metanema hirsutaria Barnes & McDunnough, 1913
Forewing length 14-17 mm. (1)
Ferris & Schmidt (2010) description available online in PDF. (1)
Sexually dimorphic.
Ferris & Schmidt (2010) listed the range as California and southern Nevada. (1)
Ferris & Schmidt (2010) reported early October to November flight. (1)
Moth Photographers Group reports May to July and September to November.(2)
Ferris & Schmidt (2010) reported the larval host plants: (1)
Ceanothus L. (ceanothus)
Cercocarpus Kunth (mountain mahogany)
Prunus emarginata Walp.
Ribes malvaceum Sm.
See Also
Tetracis barnessi does not have the dark dots along AM and PM lines at the veins. (1)
Print References
Barnes & McDunnough, 1913. New N. Am. Lepidoptera with notes on described species. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera. 2(3): 131, pl. 3, fig. 14 .
Ferris, C.D. & B.C. Schmidt 2010. Revision of the North American genera Tetracis Guenée and synonymization of Synaxis Hulst with descriptions of three new species. Zootaxa 2347: pp. 8, 23; figs. 6, 69-83, 99, 114-115, 144. (1)