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Species Digrammia ocellinata - Faint-spotted Angle - Hodges#6386

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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 Macariini
Genus Digrammia
Species ocellinata (Faint-spotted Angle - Hodges#6386)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Locust Looper (larva)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Digrammia ocellinata (Guenée, [1858])
Macaria ocellinata Guenée, [1858]
Semiothisa ocellinata
Macaria duplicate Packard, 1873
Phylogenetic sequence #189525
Explanation of Names
Specific name ocellinata from the Latin "ocellus" (a little eye), perhaps a reference to the several small spots along the PM line of both wings.
Wingspan 21-27 mm.
Larva to 25 mm. (1)
Adult - wings brownish-gray, faintly mottled, with brown shading beyond PM line on forewing and its extension onto hindwing (shading sometimes faint/indistinct); dark dotting along PM line but pattern generally diffuse and soft [adapted from description by Charles Covell].

Larva - light yellow-green to green with many faint wavy red lines. (1)
Southeastern Canada and eastern United States, as far west as Nebraska and eastern Colorado. (2)
Adults fly from April to October.
Larvae feed on leaves of Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) and Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos). (1)
Print References
Boisduval, J.A. & A. Guenée [1858]. Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères 10: 85
Drooz, A.T. (editors) 1985. Insects of Eastern Forests. USDA Forest Service Misc. Publication 1426: 191 (1)
Internet References
common name reference [adult; Faint-spotted Angle] plus larval foodplant and flight season (Ohio State U.)
distribution in Canada list of provinces (CBIF)
Works Cited
1.Insects of Eastern Forests
Arnold T. Drooz, (editors). 1985. USDA Forest Service Misc. Publication 1426.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group