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Genus Nepytia

Nepytia canosaria, False Hemlock Looper, fam. Geometridae - Nepytia canosaria - male Moth - Nepytia phantasmaria Unkown Geo - Nepytia umbrosaria Phantom Hemlock Looper - Nepytia phantasmaria 6907 Phantom Hemlock Looper - Nepytia phantasmaria - Nepytia phantasmaria - male Mystery Moth - Nepytia Nepytia umbrosaria - male False Hemlock Looper Moth -  Nepytia  canosaria - Nepytia canosaria - male
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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 Ourapterygini
Genus Nepytia
Numbers
twelve species in the genus for North America north of Mexico.(1)
five species in Canada (CBIF)
Size
wingspan 25-35 mm
Identification
forewing ground color varies from whitish to light brown to dark grayish-brown, variably speckled or almost spotless; AM and PM lines prominent, dark gray or blackish - shape varies from scalloped to toothed to irregular
hindwing markings fainter with usually less speckling and a single prominent line crossing wing
Range
coast to coast in United States and southern Canada
Habitat
conifereous and mixed forest; adults attracted to light
Season
adults fly in summer and fall
Food
larvae generally feed on coniferous trees
See Also
Cingilia catenaria is similar. In the far west, species of Enypia may have a similar color and pattern.
Internet References
pinned adult images of all 5 species occurring in Canada (CBIF)
pinned adult images of N. semiclusaria (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
pinned adult images of N. regulata, janetae, swetti (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.