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Species Xanthorhoe lacustrata - Toothed Brown Carpet - Hodges#7390

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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 Larentiinae
Tribe Xanthorhoini
Genus Xanthorhoe
Species lacustrata (Toothed Brown Carpet - Hodges#7390)
Hodges Number
7390
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xanthorhoe lacustrata Guenée, 1858
Size
wingspan 22-24 mm
Identification
Adult: forewing subterminal area light brown, basal area medium brown, discal spot reduced or absent, AM line relatively smooth and gently curving, hindwing pale grayish brown
Larvae: See "Print References" below
Range
southern Canada and adjacent parts of US
Season
adults fly from April to September
Food
larvae feed on birch, blackberry, hawthorn, and willow
See Also
Xanthorhoe defensaria (western range)


Sharp-angled Carpet (Euphyia intermediata) which has a large black discal spot, a more jagged or zigzag AM line, and a paler forewing ground color. See comparison images of both species.


White-banded Toothed Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata)
Print References
Morris, R.F. 1980. Butterflies and moths of Newfoundland and Labrador the macrolepidoptera. Agriculture Canada 1691: 231 (description of larvae) (1)
Internet References
Images and Info at Moth Photographers Group
Images and Info at Barcoding Life
Info at E. H. Strickland Museum
Pinned Adult Image at Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility (CBIF)
Works Cited
1.Butterflies and moths of Newfoundland and Labrador the macrolepidoptera
Ray F. Morris. 1980. Agriculture Canada 1691: 374-379.