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Geometridae
911408.006954.1Tetracis montanaria Ferris, 2010
Distribution Data for Tetracis montanaria
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Distribution: Higher elevations of mountains in southeastern Arizona (Graham, Pima and possibly Apache Counties). From ~ 8,000 - 8,900 ft. elev.
Seasonality
and Size:
Early October, perhaps a bit earlier. FWL 22-25 mm.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Aspen-coniferous forest habitat.
Genitalia: See Ferris & Schmidt (2010).
Similar Species:
  • No other species of Tetracis is known from the area.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Tetracis montanaria Ferris, 2010
Taxonomic Notes: Tetracis montanaria Ferris, 2010, n. sp., Zootaxa, 2347:19.
References
  • Ferris, C.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2010. Revision of the North American Genera Tetracis Guenée and Synonymization of Synaxis Hulst with Descriptions of Three New Species (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Ennominae). Zootaxa, 2347: 1-36.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Tetracis montanaria
– © Cliff Ferris
Tetracis montanaria
– © Cliff Ferris
Tetracis montanaria
– © Cliff Ferris
Tetracis montanaria
42mm – © Jim Vargo - [T]

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