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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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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
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.