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Species Glaucina magnifica - Hodges#6499

Moth for ID - Glaucina magnifica - female 6499  - Glaucina magnifica - male
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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 Glaucina
Species magnifica (Glaucina magnifica - Hodges#6499)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Glaucina magnifica Grossbeck, 1912 (1)
Grossbeck (1912) listed a wingspan of 28-33 mm. (1)

Rindge (1959) listed forewing as 14-18 mm (2)
See detailed description by Rindge (1959) linked at bottom of page. The concave bend of the PM line in the upper part of wing is rather distinctive. Also noticeable is the dark banding of the ST area bordered by the white ST line that is strongly produced basally on veins resulting in a somewhat denticulate appearance. AM/PM/ST lines are all indicated on hindwing anal margin (although Rindge does not mention the AM line indication, the line can be clearly seen on images of magnifica in Plate 24 of the revision). (2)
southern California (2)
coastal areas (2)
September to December; also February (2)
See Also
Glaucina ampla has less clearly defined maculation and is only known from mountainous area of southern California (2)
Glaucina golgolata is generally smaller and is found in the deserts of Southern California up thru the Great Basin Desert (2)
Print References
Grossbeck, J.A., 1912. A review of the species comprising the Glaucina- Caenocharis group. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 31: 390. (1)
Works Cited
1.A review of the species comprising the Glaucina-Coenocharis group
John A. Grossbeck. 1883. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 31(31): 381-407.
2.A revision of the Glaucina, Synglochis, and Eubarnesia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
Frederick. H. Rindge. 1959. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 118: 265-365.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems