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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of 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

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Genus Horisme

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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 Eupitheciini
Genus Horisme
4 species in North America (
2 species in Canada (CBIF)
wingspan 21-32 mm
wings yellowish-brown with many wavy dark gray to black lines
coast to coast in United States and Canada
also occurs in Eurasia
adults fly from April to October
Life Cycle
two generations per year
Internet References
pinned adult images of both species occurring in Canada (CBIF)
live larva image of H. intestinata (A.W. Thomas, New Brunswick)