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Species Lobophora nivigerata - Powdered Bigwing - Hodges#7640

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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 Larentiinae
Tribe Lobophorini
Genus Lobophora (Bigwing)
Species nivigerata (Powdered Bigwing - Hodges#7640)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Twolined Aspen Looper (larva)
wingspan 21-27 mm
Adult: forewing powdery gray marked with four darker gray bands, heaviest at costa; discal spot diffuse, blackish; forewing in melanic specimens almost unmarked, dark gray; hindwing white with tiny black discal dot and faint median line
[description by Charles Covell]
Newfoundland to Northwest Territories and British Columbia, plus northern states, south in the west to California and Utah, [south in the east to North Carolina - according to Covell's Guide, but the genus is not listed on this page from North Carolina State U.]
adults fly from May to August
larvae feed mainly on leaves of Trembling Aspen but also on Speckled Alder, White Birch, Balsam Poplar, Tamarack, and willow species
Print References
Covell, p. 389, plate 48 #11 (1)
Internet References
live adult images plus description, foodplants, flight season (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
pinned adult images showing color variation (CBIF)
food plants; PDF doc plus flight season and life cycle (Macrolepidoptera of Mont Saint-Hilaire Region, McGill U., Quebec)
common name reference [Powdered Bigwing; adult] (NHIC; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)
common name reference [Twolined Aspen Looper; larva] (Entomological Society of Canada)
distribution in Canada list of provinces and territories (CBIF)
presence in California; list (U. of California at Berkeley)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.