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Species Cyclophora myrtaria - Waxmyrtle Wave Moth - Hodges#7137

Myrtaria Wave Moth - Cyclophora myrtaria Cyclophora myrtaria Cyclophora myrtaria - female Cyclophora myrtaria (Waxmyrtle Wave) - Cyclophora myrtaria - male Cyclophora myrtaria - Waxmyrtle Wave Moth - Cyclophora myrtaria Cyclophora myrtaria Cyclophora myrtaria Cyclophora myrtaria - male
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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 Cosymbiini
Genus Cyclophora
Species myrtaria (Waxmyrtle Wave Moth - Hodges#7137)
Hodges Number
7137
Other Common Names
Myrtaria Wave Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cyclophora myrtaria (Guenée, 1858)
Identification
See discussion of identification issues in Remarks under this image:

Food
Southern Wax Myrtle (Myrica cerifera) and presumably other members of the genus. Also reported to have been successfully reared on oak (1).
Works Cited
1.Geometroid Caterpillars of Northeastern and Appalachian Forests
Wagner, David; Ferguson, Douglas; McCabe, Timothy; Reardon, Richard. 2001. Forest Service, US Dept of Agriculture.