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Species Plagodis serinaria - Lemon Plagodis - Hodges#6840

Plagodis serinaria? - Plagodis serinaria moth - Plagodis serinaria Ennominae 6840   - Plagodis serinaria - male Lemon Plagodis, Plagodis serinaria - Plagodis serinaria - male Yellow and Red Moth - Plagodis serinaria Lemon Plagodis - Plagodis serinaria - male Lemon Plagodis - Plagodis serinaria - female 6840 Lemon Plagodis (Plagodis serinaria) - Plagodis serinaria
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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 Ennominae
Tribe Anagogini
Genus Plagodis
Species serinaria (Lemon Plagodis - Hodges#6840)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plagodis serinaria (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)
Winspan 27-38 mm
Largest Plagodis. Pale lemon-yellow forewing with shades of pink.
Northeastern North America, south to mountains of North Carolina, Georgia.
Deciduous and mixed coniferous/deciduous forests, apparently.
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on a variety of deciduous trees: aspen, basswood, birch, black cherry.
See Also
Other Plagodis.
Print References
Covell, p. 368, plate 53 (1)
Himmelman, plate B-7 (2)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
2.Discovering Moths: Nighttime Jewels in Your Own Backyard
John Himmelman. 2002. Down East Books.