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Species Plagodis serinaria - Lemon Plagodis - Hodges#6840

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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 Ennominae
Tribe Anagogini
Genus Plagodis
Species serinaria (Lemon Plagodis - Hodges#6840)
Hodges Number
6840
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plagodis serinaria (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)
Size
Winspan 27-38 mm
Identification
Largest Plagodis. Pale lemon-yellow forewing with shades of pink.
Range
Northeastern North America, south to mountains of North Carolina, Georgia.
Habitat
Deciduous and mixed coniferous/deciduous forests, apparently.
Season
April-July
Food
Larvae feed on a variety of deciduous trees: aspen, basswood, birch, black cherry.
Life Cycle
Overwinter as pupa(1)
See Also
Other Plagodis.
Print References
Covell, p. 368, plate 53 (2)
Himmelman, plate B-7 (3)
Works Cited
1.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.
2.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
3.Discovering Moths: Nighttime Jewels in Your Own Backyard
John Himmelman. 2002. Down East Books.