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Species Macaria transitaria - Blurry Chocolate Angle - Hodges#6339

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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 transitaria (Blurry Chocolate Angle - Hodges#6339)
Hodges Number
6339
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Semiothisa transitaria
Range
northern Florida to Nova Scotia and west to the Rocky Mountains(1)
Food
"Hard pines, especially pitch, red, and Virginia pine in the East"(2)
See Also
Macaria distribuaria which usually has bolder transverse lines(1)
Print References
Ferguson, Douglas C.; The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2, Geometroidea, Geometridae, Ennominae 2008(1)
Covell, p. 348 & plate 51#1 (3)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page with photos of living and pinned adults.
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2, Geometroidea, Geometridae, Ennominae.
Douglas C. Ferguson . 2008. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
2.Geometroid Caterpillars of Northeastern and Appalachian Forests
Wagner, David; Ferguson, Douglas; McCabe, Timothy; Reardon, Richard. 2001. Forest Service, US Dept of Agriculture.
3.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.