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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 obscuromaculata

Greya obscuromaculata (Braun, 1921)

Type locality: USA, Montana, Glacier National Park, Two Medicine Lake.

Holotype: ANSP. male.

Lampronia obscuromaculata Braun, 1921
Greya augustella Blackmore, 1926: TL: British Columbia, Quamichan Lake, near Duncan. HT: CNC. male.


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 obscuromaculata is a moth of the family Prodoxidae. In North America it is found in southern British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Idaho and Montana. The habitat consists of moist coniferous forests.

The wingspan is 13–17 mm. The forewings have a white base color and dark or light brown spots. Adults are sexually dimorphic, with males having isolated darker patches on a solid background, while females have more extensive dark on the forewings. The hindwings are uniformly grey.[1]

The larvae possibly feed on Osmorhiza chilensis and/or Tiarella trifoliata.


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