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Genus Haematopis

Pinkish bordered moth - Haematopis grataria - female Moth? - Haematopis grataria Chickweed Geometer - Haematopis grataria - male Haematopis grataria - male Chickweed Geometer - Hodges#7146 - Haematopis grataria - male Butterfly or Moth And Which One? - Haematopis grataria Yellow and pink moth - Haematopis grataria - male Chickweed Geometer - Haematopis grataria - female
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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 Sterrhinae
Tribe Timandrini
Genus Haematopis
Explanation of Names
HAEMATOPIS: from the Greek "haima/haimatinos" (blood/of blood) - a reference to the pink color in the wings? In some specimens the pink can be as red as blood.
Numbers
1 species in North America
Size
wingspan 20-25 mm
Identification
forewing yellow with two pink bands crossing outer half of wing; a pink spot near middle of wing
Range
throughout US; in Canada from Quebec to Alberta (absent from both coasts) north to Northwest Territories
Habitat
fields, meadows, lawns, gardens
Season
peak flight time is August but adults may be seen from May through October
Food
larvae feed on chickweed (Stellaria spp.), smartweed/knotweed (Polygonum spp.), clover, and other low plants
Remarks
often flies during the day
Internet References
live adult images (Larry Line, Maryland)
live adult images (Bob Patterson, Maryland)
live adult images (Bruce Marlin, Illinois)
live adult images (Claire Currie, Texas)
live adult image (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
pinned adult images of female and male (CBIF)
pinned adult image and other info (Gerald Fauske, Moths of North Dakota)