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91a1327 – 6926   Plataea trilinearia (Packard, 1873)
             Sagebrush Girdle Moth

Arlene Ripley - Cochise Co., AZ
Genitalia: See Am. Mus. Novit., 2595: 1-27, figs. 10 (♂), 34 (♀).
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Synonymy: Gorytodes trilinearia Packard, 1873
Plataea astrigaria Barnes & McDunnough, 1918
Gorytodes dulciaria Grote, 1880
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 30.21m; p. 218. Book Review and ordering
  • 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 trilinearia
Robin Mcleod
Plataea trilinearia
Carol Davis
Plataea trilinearia
Gary Anweiler
Plataea trilinearia
LG – Jim Troubridge
Plataea trilinearia
36mm – Jim Vargo

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