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91a1322 – 6921   Plataea calcaria (Pearsall, 1911)

Tony Palmer
Distribution: Southwestern AZ, southeastern CA and adjacent NV, Am. Mus. Novit., 2595: 10.
Field Marks:
Sexually dimorphic, see Am. Mus. Novit., 2595: 1-27.
Genitalia: See Am. Mus. Novit., 2595: 1-27, figs. 9 (♂), 29 (♀).
Similar Species:
  • Plataea blanchardaria is from TX.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Apicrena calcaria Pearsall, 1911
Plataea dulcinia Dyar, 1923
Plataea triangularia Barnes & McDunnough, 1916
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Rindge, F.H., 1976. A revision of the moth genus Plataea (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). American Museum of Natural History Novitates, 2595: 1-27.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Plataea calcaria
Sue Carnahan
Plataea calcaria
– Bob Belmont
Plataea calcaria
27mm - LG – Jim Vargo
Plataea calcaria
31mm – George Austin Coll.
Plataea calcaria
26mm – McGuire Center Coll.

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