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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.
and Size:
October - early December. FWL ~ 17-23 mm.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Lonicera hispidula.
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: 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.
Tetracis mosesiani
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