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Species Neoalcis californiaria - Brownlined Looper - Hodges#6435

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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 Neoalcis
Species californiaria (Brownlined Looper - Hodges#6435)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Neoalcis californiaria (Packard, 1871)
First described in 1871 by Alpheus Spring Packard as Boarmia californiaria
* Phylogenetic sequence #190825
The only species in this genus in North America.
Forewing length 15-18 mm.(1)
Specimens identified by DNA analysis:
Southern California to coastal British Columbia.(1)
Bug Guide - range map with monthly record of photos submitted to the guide.
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Adults fly March through October.(1)
Moth Photographers Group has California records from March through December. MPG
Larvae feed mainly on Douglas-Fir; other hosts include Western Hemlock, Western Red Cedar, Grand Fir, Lodgepole Pine (Canadian Forest Service).
Larvae also feed on many broadleaf trees and shrubs (USGS)
Life Cycle
See Also
Iridopsis pergracilis which is found in eastern states.

Giant Gray Moth - Cymatophora approximaria (tribe Angeronini)

Pterospoda nigrescens (tribe Caberini)
Print References
Powell, J. A., and P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 28.14; p. 208.(1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - collection map and photos of pinned adults.
live larva image and other info (USGS)
Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History v.13    Packard's original description of the species.
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.