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Species Melanolophia signataria - Signate Melanolophia - Hodges#6621

Signate Melanolophia - Melanolophia signataria Illinois data point - Melanolophia signataria Moth unknown april 2008 c - Melanolophia signataria signate melanolophia - Melanolophia signataria 6620 – Melanolophia canadaria – Canadian Melanolophia 10 May 2014  - Melanolophia signataria Melanolophia signataria - Signate Melanolophia - Hodges#6621  - Melanolophia signataria - male Melanolophia sp. - Melanolophia signataria Signate Melanolophia - Melanolophia signataria
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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 Ennominae
Tribe Melanolophiini
Genus Melanolophia
Species signataria (Signate Melanolophia - Hodges#6621)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melanolophia signataria (Walker, 1860)
Phylogenetic sequence #195700
Wingspan 30-35 mm (1)
Pale gray to brown wings, less mottled than Canadian Melanolophia (1)
Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Saskatchewan and east Texas. (1)
Adults fly March-August (1)
Larvae feed on leaves of a wide variety of trees, including alder, elm, birch, fir, larch, maple, oak, poplar and spruce. (2)
See Also
Canadian Melanolophia usually has more dark mottling in the wings, but poorly marked specimens can be very similar in appearance.
Print References
Covell, p. 355, Plate 52 #2. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults (3)
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (4)
Wikipedia - brief description & image (2)
adult images (Larry Line, Maryland)