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Species Trichodezia albovittata - White-striped Black - Hodges#7430

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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 Asthenini
Genus Trichodezia
Species albovittata (White-striped Black - Hodges#7430)
Hodges Number
7430
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Trichodezia albovittata (Guenée, [1858])
Numbers
one of 3 species in this genus in North America
Size
wingspan 20-25 mm (1)
Identification
Adult: wings black with white bar across forewing, narrowing and meeting terminal white wedge near inner margin; hindwing fringe black, white toward outer angle (1)
Range
Alaska to Newfoundland and Labrador, south in the east to North Carolina, south in the west to northern California
Habitat
damp deciduous woodlands where larval foodplant grows
Season
adults fly during the day from April to September
Food
larvae feed on touch-me-not (jewelweed) (Impatiens spp.)
Life Cycle
two generations per year

larva; adult
Print References
Powell, J.A., and P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl. 33, fig. 6; p. 227.(2)
Internet References
presence in North Carolina 15 pinned specimens in collection, including locally collected specimens (North Carolina State U.)
distribution in Canada listing every Canadian province and territory except Nunavut (CBIF)