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911401.006964Tetracis cachexiata Guenée, [1858] – White Slant-Line

© Stephen Gingold
Distribution: Caution: A single range map dot for a Canadian province may represent records without specific location data.
Montane and Piedmont, from Quebec to Alberta southward to northern Florida, Montana, Colorado, Mississippi.
and Size:
May - early July. FWL ~ 19-26 mm.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Many host plants include Alnus, Betula, Prunus, Ulmus, Vibernum, Pinus.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Tetracis cachexiata Guenée, [1858]
Tetracis lorata Grote, 1864
Taxonomic Notes: Tetracis cachexiata: 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.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 30.32f; p. 219. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
Tetracis cachexiata
© Anthony W. Thomas - m.
Tetracis cachexiata
© Steve Nanz
Tetracis cachexiata
© Gary Anweiler
Tetracis cachexiata
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Tetracis cachexiata
38mm – © Jim Vargo
Tetracis cachexiata
© Canadian National Collection LG

Tetracis cachexiata
© Canadian National Collection LG

Tetracis cachexiata
© Canadian National Collection LG

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