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Species Scopula inductata - Soft-lined Wave - Hodges#7169

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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 Scopulini
Genus Scopula
Species inductata (Soft-lined Wave - Hodges#7169)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Scopula inductata (Guenée, [1858])
Acidalia inductata Guenée, 1857
Scopula anticaria (Walker, 1860)
Scopula suppressaria (Walker, 1862)
Scopula consecutaria (Walker, 1866)
Scopula sobria (Walker, 1866)
Scopula delicata (Cassino, 1931)
Scopula oliveata (Cassino, 1931)
Phylogenetic Sequence # 91a0115
wingspan 20-25 mm, based on CBIF specimen
wings light yellowish-gray, crossed by several gray wavy lines; outer edges of wings rounded; a black dot is present near the middle of each wing
North America east of the Rockies (1)(2)(3)
adults fly from July to September
larvae feed on aster, clover, dandelion, ragweed, and sweet clover
See Also
Scopula quinquelinearia (western range)

Simple Wave - Scopula junctaria has angular (not rounded) hind-wings. The discal spots are missing.

Large Lace Border - Scopula limboundata has angular (not rounded) hind-wings.

Drab Brown Wave - Lobocleta ossularia has dashed or checkered terminal lines.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page with photos of living and pinned adults