Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


Subfamily Epipleminae - Scoopwing Moths

Gray Scoopwing - Hodges#7650 - Callizzia amorata Brown Scoopwing - Calledapteryx dryopterata 7653 Brown Scoopwing - Calledapteryx dryopterata Gray Scoopwing - Callizzia amorata Moth - Calledapteryx dryopterata Callizzia amorata Uraniidae: Callizzia amorata - Callizzia amorata Brown Scoopwing - Calledapteryx dryopterata
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Family Uraniidae (Swallowtail Moths)
Subfamily Epipleminae (Scoopwing Moths)
Other Common Names
Crenulate Moths
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly given family status (Epiplemidae); now treated as a subfamily of Uraniidae
8 species in 7 genera in North America listed at All-Leps
one of 2 subfamilies in this family in North America; the other subfamily (Uraniinae) is represented in North America by a single species, Urania fulgens, which occurs in Central America, and strays north to southern Texas
adults have pleated or crenulate hindwings, a distinctive feature
larvae have five pairs of prolegs, which distinguishes them from larvae of Geometridae (two pairs of prolegs)
Listed as subfamily of Uraniidae in The Geometroidea of Canada which follows the classification in Malcolm Scoble's Geometrid Moths of the World, 1999.
Print References
Geometrid Moths of the World Malcolm Scoble et al (1999)
Internet References
pinned adult images of the two species occurring in Canada (CBIF)