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Species Eugonobapta nivosaria - Snowy Geometer - Hodges#6965

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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 Ennominae
Tribe Ourapterygini
Genus Eugonobapta
Species nivosaria (Snowy Geometer - Hodges#6965)
Hodges Number
6965
Explanation of Names
NIVOSARIA: from the Latin "niveus; nivea" (snowy; resembling snow)
Numbers
the only species in this genus in North America; locally common
Size
wingspan 21-33 mm
Identification
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
Range
Manitoba to New Brunswick, south to North Carolina and Tennessee
Season
adults fly from April/May to July/August
Food
host plant unknown
Life Cycle
two generations per year
See Also
In the White Spring Moth (Lomographa vestaliata), the hindwing is not pointed.
Internet References
live adult images (Lynn Scott, Ontario)