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Genus Cyclophora

Cyclophora pendulinaria - female Myrtaria Wave Moth - Cyclophora myrtaria Cyclophora nanaria ? - Cyclophora nanaria - male Cyclophora dataria - female Waxmyrtle Wave Moth - Cyclophora myrtaria Moth ID Request - Cyclophora Geometrid - Cyclophora packardi Geometrid - Cyclophora pendulinaria
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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
7 species in North America (
2 species in Canada (CBIF)
wingspan 21-26 mm
represented in every province and territory of Canada, plus (presumably) Alaska; in the east extends southward through the US at least as far as Georgia
adults fly from May to September
larvae feed on alder, beech, blueberry, snakeroot, sweetfern
Internet References
pinned adult images of both species occurring in Canada (CBIF)