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Species Melanolophia signataria - Signate Melanolophia - Hodges#6621

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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 Ennominae
Tribe Melanolophiini
Genus Melanolophia
Species signataria (Signate Melanolophia - Hodges#6621)
Hodges Number
6621
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melanolophia signataria (Walker, 1860)
Phylogenetic sequence #195700
Size
Wingspan 30-35 mm (1)
Identification
Pale gray to brown wings, less mottled than Canadian Melanolophia (1)
Range
Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Saskatchewan and east Texas. (1)
Season
Adults fly March-August (1)
Food
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)