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

Three spots or three patches? - Heterophleps triguttaria Moth - Heterophleps triguttaria Three-spotted Fillip - Hodges #7647 (Heterophleps triguttaria) - Heterophleps triguttaria Three-Patched Bigwing - Heterophleps refusaria - Heterophleps triguttaria Three-spotted Fillip - Heterophleps triguttaria moth - Heterophleps triguttaria Heterophleps triguttaria Heterophleps triguttaria
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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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Heterophleps triguttaria Herrich-Schäffer, [1854]
The wingspan averages 18-24 mm. (1)
Forewing whitish to pale yellowish-brown with three dark brown triangular spots evenly spaced along the costa.
North Carolina to Colorado, north to Ontario and Quebec.
Heterophleps triguttaria is found in or near deciduous woods containing maples.
The main flight period is April to September.
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.