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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Incurvariina
Superfamilia: Adeloidea

Familia: Prodoxidae
Subfamilia: Prodoxinae
Genus: Greya
Species: Greya obscura

Greya obscura D.R. Davis & Pellmyr, 1992

Type locality: USA, California, Mariposa Co., 3 mi [4,8 km] N Bagby.

Holotype: UCB. male. 25.III.1965. J.A. Powell.

Davis, Donald R. Olle Pellmyr & John N. Thompson, 1992: Biology and Systematics of Greya Busck and Tetragma, new genus (Lepidoptera: Prodoxidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 524: 1–88. Full article [1]

Greya obscura is a moth of the family Prodoxidae. It is found from south-western Oregon to the San Garbriel Mountains and the southern Sierra Nevada of California. The habitat consists of grassy portions of open oak woodland.

The wingspan is 10.5–19 mm. The forewings are grey to light brown in males and dark stramineous or with a slight bronzy iridescence in females. The hindwings are either the same shade as the forewings or darker but always without a pattern.[1]

The larvae feed on Lithophragma species. The larvae are thought to be leaf miners.


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