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Species Triphosa haesitata - Tissue Moth - Hodges#7285

Moth, Stanwood WA - Triphosa haesitata Geometridae: Triphosa haesitata? - Triphosa haesitata Tissue Moth or Zale sp.? - Triphosa haesitata Tissue Moth - Triphosa haesitata Tissue Moth - Triphosa haesitata Geometridae ? - Triphosa haesitata Zale (Erebinae)? - Triphosa haesitata Geometridae: Triphosa haesitata - Triphosa haesitata
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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 Triphosa (Tissue Moths)
Species haesitata (Tissue Moth - Hodges#7285)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Triphosa haesitata (Guenée, [1858])
Wingspan circa 39 mm
FW is variable red brown with darker and lighter wavy bands. HW margin is strongly toothed.
Specimens identified by DNA analysis:

Some individuals have extensive dark markings. (variations)

The adults overwinter in caves where the temperature stays above freezing. (1)
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on Buckthorn, Rhamnus.
See Also
Barberry Geometer, Coryphista meadii.
T. haesitata lacks the black discal spot found on Coryphista meadii, just distad of the AM line near the costa.