Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Giving Tuesday

Do you use BugGuide? Please consider a monetary gift on this Giving Tuesday.

Donate Now

Your donation to BugGuide is tax-deductible.

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

Upcoming Events

See Moth submissions from National Moth Week 2023

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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


Genus Probole

Friendly Probole - Probole amicaria Probole alienaria - Alien Probole Moth - Probole amicaria Freindly Probole - Probole amicaria moth - Probole amicaria Probole amicaria unknown moth - Probole amicaria Probole amicaria IMG_08302020_AC_2021 - Probole amicaria - male
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 Anagogini
Genus Probole
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Probole Herrich-Schäffer, 1855
The genus Probole includes three species. Unreviewed/unpublished works recommend lumping these species. Those findings are not universally accepted.
wingspan 23-30 mm
In 2007 it was revised using evidence from studies of morphology, mitochondrial DNA, and development. These studies suggested that all the moths in the genus are actually members of a single species, Probole amicaria, making the genus monotypic.
most of North America, including the central arctic (Northwest Territories) but not western or eastern arctic
Life Cycle
The pupa of Probole overwinters. (1)
This genus is very complicated, see Remarks at Probole amicaria
Works Cited
1.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.