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Species Venusia comptaria - Brown-shaded Carpet - Hodges#7428

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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 Asthenini
Genus Venusia
Species comptaria (Brown-shaded Carpet - Hodges#7428)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Venusia comptaria (Walker, 1860)
wingspan about 20 mm
Adult: FW Pale gray, with faint patterns of wavy lines. Black outer half of median line connects with a short black dash at midpoint of PM. Terminal line is “stitched black and white.
Florida to Newfoundland, west to Manitoba
Moth Photographers Group – distribution & flight-period chart
adults fly in spring
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live & pinned adults
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens
live adult image (Dean Edwards, Tennessee)
live adult image (Al Sinclair, Ontario)