Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

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


Previous events


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Macaria minorata - Minor Angle - Hodges#6340

Macaria Minorata - Macaria minorata Geometer ZH3Z1405 - Macaria minorata Macaria minorata Macaria distribuaria? - Macaria minorata Macaria minorata Minor Angle - Macaria minorata Minor Angle Moth  - Macaria minorata Macaria minorata
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 Ennominae
Tribe Macariini
Genus Macaria
Species minorata (Minor Angle - Hodges#6340)
Hodges Number
6340
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Macaria minorata Packard, 1873
Semiothisa minorata (Packard, 1873)
Size
Caterpillar - up to 20 mm
Identification
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.
Food
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
Remarks
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