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Species Macaria subcessaria - Barred Speranza - Hodges#6303

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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 subcessaria (Barred Speranza - Hodges#6303)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
formerly Barred Itame
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Itame subcessaria
Macaria subcessaria
wingspan about 25 mm
forewing dirty grayish-white or pale brown; four dark bars are equally spaced along the costa, and extend at right angles onto the wing; the second bar is more than twice as long as any of the other bars (this is a distinguishing feature)
adults fly in July
larvae feed on the leaves of currants and gooseberries
See Also
Speranza bitactata - Split-Lined Speranza

Speranza wauaria - The median band has a very sharp angle.
Internet References
pinned adult image (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
live adult images (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
larval host plants (Ohio State U.)