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Species Paleacrita longiciliata - Hodges#6664

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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 Bistonini
Genus Paleacrita
Species longiciliata (Paleacrita longiciliata - Hodges#6664)
Hodges Number
6664
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Paleacrita longiciliata Hulst, 1898 (1)
Previously reported as P. vernata
Numbers
Powell & Opler (2009) reported three described species of the genus Paleacrita in North America. (2)
Size
Hulst, 1898) listed the wingspan 26 mm. (1)
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 12-17 mm. (2)
Rindge (1975) listed the forewing length 12-17 mm. (3)
Identification
Females are wingless. (2)
Range
California. (4)
Holotype from Palo Alta, Santa Clara County, California. (3), (1)
Season
Rindge (1975) reported the flight period from November to May with most specimens collected in December, January and February. (3)
Food
Powell & Opler (2009) reared from Adenostoma fasciculatum Hook. & Arn. (chamise) and mentioned McFarland previously reported this host. They also stated other host plants are likely because Paleacrita longiciliata occurs in areas where this plant does not. (2)
Rindge (1975) listed Adenostoma sp. (Rosaceae). (3)
See Also
Parexcelsa ultraria
Print References
Hulst, G.D., 1898. Descriptions of new genera and species of the Geometrina of North America. The Canadian Entomologist, 30: p. 113. (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, plate 28, fig. 37; p. 212. (2)
Rindge, F.H. 1975. A revision of the New World Bistonini, (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). American Museum of Natural History 126: p. 139; figs. 82, 89, 98, 99, 101, 104. (3)