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Species Ennomos alniaria - Canary-shouldered Thorn - Hodges#6797.1

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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 Ennomini
Genus Ennomos
Species alniaria (Canary-shouldered Thorn - Hodges#6797.1)
Hodges Number
6797.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ennomos alniarius (Linnaeus, 1758)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet alniaria is from one of the host plants, Alnus (alder). (1)
Size
Wingspan: 38-42 mm.
Food
larvae feed on a variety of deciduous trees
Remarks
Common in UK and throughout Europe and recently (year?) introduced to British Columbia

Often attracted to lights.
Print References
Ennomos alniaria (Lepidoptera: Geometridae), A European moth recently discovered in British Columbia
Charles V. Covell Jr., Douglas C. Ferguson, Gerald B. Straley
Canadian Entomologist 118 pp 499-501
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page with photograph of living and pinned adult.
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.