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Species Anticlea vasiliata - Variable Carpet - Hodges#7329

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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 Hydriomenini
Genus Anticlea
Species vasiliata (Variable Carpet - Hodges#7329)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Early Carpet
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anticlea vasiliata Guenée, [1858]
Anticlea vasaliata of authors
Anticlea spilosaria (Walker, 1860)
Anticlea rigidata (Walker, 1863)
Anticlea niveifasciata (Hulst, 1900)
Phylogenetic Sequence # 910172
Explanation of Names
ANTICLEA: in Greek mythology, the mother of Odysseus
wingspan about 30 mm
Adult: the forewing combination of a short dark streak at the apex and a protruding double loop mid-way along the postmedial (PM) line is distinctive; usually has a white spot half-way along the subterminal line
Specimens identified by DNA analysis:

northern United States and southern Canada (Newfoundland to Maryland, west to California, north to British Columbia)
adults fly from April to June
larvae feed on Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) and Carolina Rose (Rosa carolina) [Handfield, L. Papillons du Quebec, 1999 - The best text for northeastern Leps; 982 pages + colour illustartions of almost all species in the northeast]
See Also
The wing pattern can be very similar to the highly variable Hydriomena albifasciata.

The banding pattern on the forewing resembles the pattern seen in species of Zale, a genus of noctuid moths.
Internet References
live adult images showing range of color, plus description, food plants, flight season (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
live adult image plus common name references (John Himmelman, Connecticut)
pinned adult images showing range of color (CBIF)
pinned adult images showing range of color (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
adult images and food plant (Larry Line, Maryland)
presence in California; list (U. of California at Berkeley)
distribution in Canada listing every province except PEI (CBIF)