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Geometridae
911406.006961Tetracis mosesiani (Sala, [1971])
Distribution Data for Tetracis mosesiani
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Distribution: Coastal California (Mendocina southward) from near 0 - 3,000 ft. elev.
Seasonality
and Size:
October - early December. FWL ~ 17-23 mm.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Lonicera hispidula.
Genitalia: See Ferris & Schmidt (2010).
Similar Species:
  • Reliably separated from T. jubararia by genitalia and DNA.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Synaxis mosesiani Sala, [1971]
Taxonomic Notes: Tetracis mosesiani (Sala, [1971]), n. comb. in Ferris & Schmidt (2010), was formerly in the genus Synaxis.
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 mosesiani
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