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Species Euphyia intermediata - Sharp-angled Carpet - Hodges#7399

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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 Larentiinae
Tribe Xanthorhoini
Genus Euphyia
Species intermediata (Sharp-angled Carpet - Hodges#7399)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euphyia unangulata of Europe was previously thought to be holarctic, and the name was therefore also applied to the North American taxon. Scoble et al in Geometrid Moths of the World (1999) split them into distinct species, and the correct name for the North American taxon is E. intermediata. See comments here.
wingspan 21-27 mm
Adult: forewing subterminal area whitish except for dark subapical patch along costa; discal spot black, prominent; AM line jagged or zigzagged; PM line with sharp triangular bulge near middle; hindwing pale grayish-brown with dark discal spot
coast-to-coast in southern Canada and northern United States, south in the east to North Carolina, south in the west to California, Utah, and perhaps Arizona; also occurs north to Northwest Territories
adults fly from April to September
larvae feed on various plants, including bedstraw, carnation, chickweed, elm, and mustard
Life Cycle
final instar larva
See Also
Toothed Brown Carpet (Xanthorhoe lacustrata) forewing subterminal area is pale brown (not whitish), discal spot is reduced or absent, AM line is smoother and more gently curving, and PM line is less sharply angled. Compare images of both species at CBIF.
Internet References
live adult images plus description, classification, flight season, foodplants (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
common name reference and other info (Ohio State U.)
presence in California; list (U. of California at Berkeley)
pinned adult image from Utah (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
distribution in Canada list of provinces and territories (CBIF)