Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Triphosa californiata (Packard, 1871)

Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Larentiinae
Identification: Forewing is dark black-gray, usually with yellow-tan highlights along viens. Wing edges scalloped.
Wing Span:
Life History:
Flight: One or more flights from January to July. Adults are nocturnal.
Caterpillar Hosts: Hollyleaf redberry (F. ilicifolia), coffeeberry (Rhamnus occidentalis) reported.
Adult Food:
Habitat: Open habitats, woodlands and wet forests.
Range: Oregon south to California
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.