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Species Heterophleps triguttaria - Three-spotted Fillip - Hodges#7647

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Larentiinae
Tribe Lobophorini
Genus Heterophleps
Species triguttaria (Three-spotted Fillip - Hodges#7647)
Hodges Number
7647
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Heterophleps triguttaria Herrich-Schäffer, [1854]
Size
The wingspan averages 18-24 mm. (1)
Identification
Forewing whitish to pale yellowish-brown with three dark brown triangular spots evenly spaced along the costa.
Range
North Carolina to Colorado, north to Ontario and Quebec.
Habitat
Heterophleps triguttaria is found in or near deciduous woods containing maples.
Season
The main flight period is April to September.
Food
The larvae feed on maples.
See Also
Heterophleps refusaria (Three-patched Bigwing) is larger and has faint "connect-the-dots" antemedian (AM) and postmedian (PM) lines crossing the wing. See comparison images of both species.
Print References
Herrich-Schäffer, [1854]. Samml. Aussereurop. Schmett. (I)1: pl. 41, fig. 202.