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Species Eugonobapta nivosaria - Snowy Geometer - Hodges#6965

White Moth 1 - Eugonobapta nivosaria Solid white butterfly or moth - Eugonobapta nivosaria Moth ID Please - Eugonobapta nivosaria Eugonobapta - Eugonobapta nivosaria Snowy Geometer (Eugonobapta nivosaria)  - Eugonobapta nivosaria - female snowy geometer - Eugonobapta nivosaria snowy geometer - Eugonobapta nivosaria Host Data for Snowy Geometer - Eugonobapta nivosaria
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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 Ennominae
Tribe Ourapterygini
Genus Eugonobapta
Species nivosaria (Snowy Geometer - Hodges#6965)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eugonobapta nivosaria (Guenée, [1858])
Acidalia nivosaria Guenée, 1857
Phylogenetic sequence # 911413
Explanation of Names
NIVOSARIA: from the Latin "niveus; nivea" (snowy; resembling snow)
the only species in this genus in North America; locally common
wingspan 21-33 mm
forewing and hindwing completely white (black discal dot sometimes present on underside of all wings, may show through faintly to upperside); hindwing somewhat diamond-shaped, the distal edge curving outward to a shallow point
Manitoba to New Brunswick, south to North Carolina and Tennessee
adults fly from April/May to July/August
Tall Meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum), Rubus, Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
Life Cycle
two generations per year
Eggs; Larva; Adults:
See Also
In the White Spring Moth - Lomographa vestaliata, the hindwing outer margin is not pointed. The wings are shiny, translucent, and unspotted white.

In the The Vestal Moth - Cabera variolaria, the hindwing outer margin is not pointed and the males have pectinate antennae.

In the Virgin Moth - Protitame virginalis, have dark gray forelegs, the hindwing outer margin is not pointed and the males have shorter pectines on the antennae. The wings are often speckled with small dots which might be concentrated into hints of lines.

In the Elm Spanworm Moth - Ennomos subsignaria, the forewing outer margins are pointed and the males have pectinate antennae. These often have some light-green coloring on the body, legs or wings.