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Species Macaria minorata - Minor Angle - Hodges#6340

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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 Ennominae
Tribe Macariini
Genus Macaria
Species minorata (Minor Angle - Hodges#6340)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Macaria minorata Packard, 1873
Semiothisa minorata (Packard, 1873)
Caterpillar - up to 20 mm
Caterpillar - green body with marked head, frosted dorsum, and obvious pale stripes. Green head with lobes streaked with dark green (with light green reticulation) and reddish brown; streak on lobes with white borders (extensions of subdorsal and spiracular stripes); greenish thoracic legs, increasingly brown toward tip. Dark green middorsal stripe; bluish white dusting on dorsum; wide, white subdorsal stripe with dark green area below. Broad, bluish white spiracular stripe.
Larval host is eastern white pine; rarely jack, pitch, and red pines
Life Cycle
One to two generations. Pupa overwinters in soil or debris. Mature caterpillar present from July to October
The mature caterpillar of the Minor Angle is the smallest species of Macaria on pine. Among the species of Macaria on eastern white pine, the minor angle has the greatest amount of whitish dusting on the dorsum
Internet References
Bugwood Wiki - Larva information including photo of caterpillar