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Species Cleora sublunaria - Double-lined Gray Moth - Hodges#6594

Geometridae moth larva on Sweetleaf, (Symplocos tinctoria) Savannah, Chatham Co, Ga, 4/16/2011 - Cleora sublunaria Cleora sublunaria - male Double-lined Gray Moth - Hodges#6594 - Cleora sublunaria - male Geometridae on Dogwood, dorsal - Cleora sublunaria Geometridae, lateral - Cleora sublunaria unknown moth - Cleora sublunaria - male Pennsylvania Moth - Cleora sublunaria inchworm - Cleora sublunaria
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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 Boarmiini
Genus Cleora
Species sublunaria (Double-lined Gray Moth - Hodges#6594)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cleora sublunaria (Guenée, [1858]) (1)
Boarmia sublunaria Guenée, 1857
Phylogenetic sequence # 195025
Cleora has two species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Forewing length: (1)
♂ 13-17 mm.
♀ 14-17 mm.
Larva: Elongate, smooth, green to brown with faint dorsal and lateral stripes. Head with faint spotting forming short concentric bands. Dorsum with darker middorsal (heart) line edged with indistinct addorsal, subdorsal, and supraspiracular stripes. Second, third, and fourth abdominal segments with middorsal black spot, bounded with white laterally, near front margin of each segment. Often with dark lateral spot behind spiracle. (USGS)
Southeastern US west to Texas
Adults appear to be most common from February to June. Later records exist.
Oaks, sweetferns and presumably others.
Life Cycle
One generation, larva present June through July
Internet References
Georgia Lepidoptera - Images of live & pinned adults (male & female)
CBIF - Image of pinned adult
Moths of Maryland - Images of live adults
USGS: Caterpillars of Eastern Forests - Image of larva with info
Lepidoptera of Eastern Tennessee - Images of live adults
Works Cited
1.A review of the North American moths of the genus Cleora (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
Frederick H. Rindge. 1972. American Museum Novitates 2482: 1-15.