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

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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 Sterrhinae
Tribe Scopulini
Genus Scopula
Species inductata (Soft-lined Wave - Hodges#7169)
Hodges Number
7169
Size
wingspan 20-25 mm, based on CBIF specimen
Identification
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
Range
North America east of the Rockies
Season
adults fly from July to September
Food
larvae feed on aster, clover, dandelion, ragweed, and sweet clover
See Also
Scopula limboundata (Large Lace Border) has angular - not rounded - wings. Compare images of both species.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page with photos of living and pinned adults