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Geometridae
911402.006956Tetracis cervinaria (Packard, 1871)

Libby & Rick Avis
Distribution: Caution: A single range map dot for a Canadian province may represent records without specific location data.
British Columbia south to Kern County, California, eastward to western Montana, southeastern Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado. Absent from coastal southern California where replaced by T. australis.
Seasonality
and Size:
February - June or a little later. FWL ~ 19-23 mm.
Larva and
Host Plants:
See ZooTaxa paper regarding host plants.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Metanema cervinaria Packard, 1871
Metanema aurantiacaria Packard, 1873
Taxonomic Notes: Tetracis cervinaria: Formerly placed in the genus Synaxis. See: Clifford D. Ferris and B. Christian Schmidt. Revision of the North American Genus Tetracis and Synonymization of Synaxis with Descriptions of Three New Species. ZooTaxa 2347: 1-36 (2010) .pdf file.
References
Tetracis cervinaria
John Davis
Tetracis cervinaria
John Davis
Tetracis cervinaria
John Davis
Tetracis cervinaria
LG – Jim Troubridge
Tetracis cervinaria
LG – Jim Troubridge
Tetracis cervinaria
LG – Jim Troubridge
Tetracis cervinaria
40mm - – Jim Vargo
Tetracis cervinaria
40mm - – Jim Vargo

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