Geometer Moth - Pterotaea glauca | SocalFauna.net

Catalina Island
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Geometer Moth (Pterotaea glauca)


Arthropoda > Insecta > Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Ennominae > Boarmiini


Ranges from Baja to coastal Southern California. Note the small labial palpi (projecting a distance equal to about one third of the length of the eye). Females are slightly larger than males, and without brown scales on the wings, with wing maculation most similar to P. lamiaria.

Images presented here are tentatively ID'd, and could also correspond to P. lamiaria; both species have been recorded from Catalina Island.

References:
1. Rindge, F.H. 1970. A revision of the moth genera Hulstina and Pterotaea (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 142(4): 255-342

Hodges #6556

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