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Geometridae
91a1331 – 6950   Pherne parallelia (Packard, 1873)

cf. parallelia Volkmar Heinrich
Distribution: Type locality: California.
Similar Species:
  • Caution: As of 9/22/2022, due to the historic confusion within the genus Pherne, there appears to be no way to confidently identify specimens to species based on phenotype, DNA or genitalia. Cliff Ferris has shown that genitalic differences exist but it is not clear as to which species those differences refer.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Tetracis parallelia Packard, 1873 Tetracis paralleliaria Packard, 1876 (spelling)
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barnes, W.M. & J.H. McDunnough, 1916. Synonymic notes on North American Heterocera. Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America, 3(3): 188-189; pl. 15, figs. 7, 8 (parallelia).
  • Packard, A.S., 1874. Catalogue of the Phalaenidae of California. No. 2. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 16: 38.
  • Packard, A.S., 1876. A monograph of the geometrid moths or Phalaenidae of the United States. Report (Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)), 10: 551; pl. 12, figs. 42, 43.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Pherne parallelia
cf. parallelia Ken-Ichi Ueda
Pherne parallelia
cf. parallelia Volkmar Heinrich
Pherne parallelia
– A. S. Packard
Pherne parallelia
(or placeraria?) - LG(cc) ASUHIC
Pherne parallelia
- LG – Barnes & McDunnough
Pherne parallelia
- LG – Barnes & McDunnough
Pherne parallelia
LG(cc) San Diego Nat. Hist. Mus.

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