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Geometridae
911396.006949Pherne placeraria (Guenée, [1858])

© Edna Woodward
Distribution: Type locality (placeraria): : California.
Type locality (mellitularia):
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Synonymy: Ellopia placeraria Guenée, [1858]
Tetracis mellitularia Hulst, 1886
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barnes, W.M. & J.H. McDunnough, 1916. Synonymic notes on North American Heterocera. Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America, 3(3): 188-189; pl. 15, fig. 13 (placeraria (=mellitularia)).
  • Guenée, M.A., 1887. Uranides et Phalenites. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lépidoptères, 9: 132.
  • Hulst, G.D., 1887. New species and varieties of Geometridae. Entomologica Americana, 1(11): 202.
  • Packard, A.S., 1876. A monograph of the geometrid moths or Phalaenidae of the United States. Report (Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)), 10: 551; pl 12, fig. 42 (parallelia), 43 (mellitularia per Hulst (1886:202)).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Pherne placeraria
© Edna Woodward
Pherne placeraria
32mm - LG – © Jim Vargo
Pherne placeraria
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