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Species Lambdina fiscellaria - Hemlock Looper Moth - Hodges#6888

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Classification
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
6888
Other Common Names
Mournful Thorn
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lambdina fiscellaria (Guenée, [1858])
Size
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 16-18 mm. (1)
Identification
Range
coast to coast in Canada and adjacent parts of US
Food
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
Remarks
There are many online sources with information on the pest status of the species.
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, plate 30, fig. 15; p. 217. (1)