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Species Lambdina fiscellaria - Hemlock Looper Moth - Hodges#6888

Lambdina fiscellaria - male Hemlock Looper - Lambdina fiscellaria pale beauty? - Lambdina fiscellaria Moth 9.02.09 01 - Lambdina fiscellaria - male Hemlock Looper - Lambdina fiscellaria Hemlock Looper Moth - Lambdina fiscellaria Hemlock Looper Moth - Lambdina fiscellaria Geometrid - Lambdina fiscellaria
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Ennominae
Tribe Ourapterygini
Genus Lambdina
Species fiscellaria (Hemlock Looper Moth - Hodges#6888)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Mournful Thorn
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lambdina fiscellaria (Guenée, [1858])
wingspan about 35 mm, based on Moth Photographers Group specimen
Wings slightly translucent, cream to mouse gray. HW has a small tooth at outer margin. Lines brown, sharp, sometimes shaded with darker brown on sides of median area. PM strongly bent on all wings. b
coast to coast in Canada and adjacent parts of US
Larvae feed on hemlock, balsam fir, and white spruce, plus oak and other hardwoods.
Life Cycle
The female lays her tiny eggs on a variety of substrate throughout the forest from August to October. After overwintering in this stage the eggs hatch from late May to mid-June. a
Internet References
live adult image (Lynn Scott)
live adult image (Larry Line)
live larva image and other info (USGS)