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Species Cyclophora packardi - Packard's Wave - Hodges#7136

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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 Sterrhinae
Tribe Cosymbiini
Genus Cyclophora
Species packardi (Packard's Wave - Hodges#7136)
Hodges Number
7136
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cyclophora packardi (Prout, 1936)
Cosymbia packardi Prout, 1936
Size
Wingspan 17-23 mm. (1)
Identification
Wings yellowish to orangish-brown, not mottled; discal spots hollow or filled with white; AM and PM lines made of bold gray dots, distinct and uniformly separated; solid gray median line sometimes present.
[adapted from description by Charles Covell] (RM)
Range
Eastern United States (Maine to Florida, west to Texas, north to Iowa and Ohio)
Season
adults fly from April or May to September
Food
Unknown; possibly sweet-fern or oak. (1)
See Also
Sweetfern Geometer, Cyclophora pendulinaria, has whitish or grayish wings and the dots on its AM and PM lines are not as bold or distinct.