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Species Erastria cruentaria - Thin-Lined Erastria - Hodges#6705

Thin-Lined Erastria - 6705 - Dorsal - Erastria cruentaria Erastria cruentaria - male Day flying moth in moist woodland  - Erastria cruentaria Thin-lined Erastria - Erastria cruentaria - male Please help me to identify this moth. - Erastria cruentaria - female Please help us to identify this moth. - Erastria cruentaria - female Moth - Erastria cruentaria - female Thin-lined Erastria? - Erastria cruentaria - male
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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 Caberini
Genus Erastria
Species cruentaria (Thin-Lined Erastria - Hodges#6705)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Erastria cruentaria (Hübner, [1799])
Geometra cruentaria Hubner, [1796]
Wingspan 27-37 mm. (1)
Spring form is marked with two black spots.


summer form
Eastern North America. (2), (3), (1), (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
The flight period is February to September. (1)
Rattan Vine (Berchemia scandens).
Life Cycle
Two broods in southern areas.
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