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Geometridae
911364.006923Plataea ursaria Cassino & Swett, 1922
Distribution Data for Plataea ursaria
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Distribution: At high elevations in western NV near Reno south to Ventura, CA and into Baja California, Mexico - Rindge, 1976.
Holotype: Bear Lake, CA - see Rindge, 1976: fig. 15.
Description/
Field Marks:
"... This speciesislarger than personaria.The uppersurface of the forewings tends tobesomewhatlesscontrastinglycoloredandthes.t.linetobe moreirregular in ursaria than inpersonaria...."; FWL: 18-24mm - Am. Mus. Novit., 2595: 14.
Genitalia: See Am. Mus. Novit., 2595: 1-27, figs. 19 (♂), 31 (♀).
Similar Species:
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References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • 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 ursaria
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