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Species Tetracis cachexiata - White Slant-Line - Hodges#6964

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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 Ourapterygini
Genus Tetracis (Slant-Lines)
Species cachexiata (White Slant-Line - Hodges#6964)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tetracis cachexiata Guenée, [1858]
one of 13 species in this genus in North America
Forewing length 19–26 mm.
Adult - DFW with thin straight brown transverse PM line from apex to inner margin (sometimes indistinct) discal spot absent; DHW unmarked. Underside unmaculated., FERRIS & SCHMIDT, 2010. [Randy Hardy]

Larva - yellowish to brownish twig mimic with dorsal hump on thorax (1)

Nova Scotia to central British Columbia, south to northern Florida, and west to Montana and northern Colorado.
A montane and piedmont species
The flight period appears to be March to September with May to July the peak. (2)
many host plants for caterpillars; most are trees: pine, hemlock, spruce, fir, tamarack, arborvitae, maple, birch, hophornbeam, willow, poplar, cherry, hickory, ash, butternut, sheep laurel, oak, black locust, basswood, elm, dogwood, sweetfern, and iris.
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. plate 30, fig. 32; p. 219. (1)