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91a1412 – 6956.1   Tetracis australis Ferris, 2010
Distribution Data for Tetracis australis
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Distribution: Coastal southern California (Monterey Co.) south to Baja California, from ~ 0-7,000 ft. elev.
and Size:
Adults from March - late June or a little later. FWL ~ 19-23 mm.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Known host plants include Quercus and Populus in pine-oak-manzanita habitat.
Field Marks:

© Cliff Ferris
Genitalia: See Ferris & Schmidt (2010).
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Synonymy: Tetracis australis Ferris, 2010
Taxonomic Notes: Tetracis australis Ferris, 2010, n. sp., Zootaxa, 2347:13.
  • 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 australis
– © Cliff Ferris
Tetracis australis
– © Cliff Ferris

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