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91a1326 – 6925   Plataea diva Hulst, 1896

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Distribution: Southeastern OR and western NV east to Alameda Co., CA and south to Baja California, Mexico - Rindge, 1976.
Lectotype: Argus Mountains, Inyo, CA - see Rindge, 1976: fig. 25.
Field Marks:
"This species can be separated from californiaria by the upper surface of the forewings being paler and less contrasting in color than in that species, and by the less prominent s. t. line..."; FWL: 12-20mm - Am. Mus. Novit., 2595: 20.
Genitalia: See Am. Mus. Novit., 2595: 1-27, figs. 21 (♂), 33 (♀).
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Plataea diva Hulst, 1896
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Rindge, F.H., 1976. A revision of the moth genus Plataea (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). American Museum of Natural History Novitates, 2595: 1-27.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Plataea diva
© Jim Johnson
Plataea diva
© Jim Johnson
Plataea diva
30mm - LG – © Jim Vargo
Plataea diva
33mm – © McGuire Center Collection
Plataea diva
36mm – © McGuire Center Coll.

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