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91a0936 – 6538   Chesiadodes longa Rindge, 1973
Distribution Data for Chesiadodes longa
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Distribution: Holotype: Utah.
Field Marks:
"Forewings similar to those of curvata but paler, light gray with dark gray and grayish brown scales evenly distributed over wing; maculation similar in course to that of curvata; t.a.line present in lower portion of wing, subparalleling costa; median shade band nebulous; t.p. line straighter than in curvata, followed by complete grayish white band and narrower pale ocher band in lower portion of wing; subterminal area pale basally, becoming darker next to complete, grayish white s.t. line, inwardly dentate on veins; terminal line dull black,narrowly interrupted by veins; fringe not checkered, narrowly grayish white basally, gray distally. Hindwings similar to those of curvata but with less dark scaling." (Rindge, 1968)
Similar Species:
  • Chesiadodes curvata (Barnes & McDunnough, 1916)
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Chesiadodes longa Rindge, 1973
  • Rindge, F.H., 1973. A revision of the moth genera Nepterotaea and Chesiadodes (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 152(4): 248; figs. 33, 48.
Chesiadodes longa
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