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Species Eufidonia discospilata - Sharp-lined Powder Moth - Hodges#6639

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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 Melanolophiini
Genus Eufidonia (Powder Moths)
Species discospilata (Sharp-lined Powder Moth - Hodges#6639)
Hodges Number
6639
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eufidonia discospilata (Walker, 1862)
Fidonia discospilata Walker, 1862
Fidonia quadripunctata Morrison, 1874
* phylogenetic sequence #196150
Size
Forewing length 11-13 mm (Powell & Opler, 2009).(1)
Range
From British Columbia to Newfoundland, south to Massachusetts (Morris, 1980), and through Great Lakes region (E.H. Strickland Museum).
Habitat
Usually found in bogs and barrens (Powell & Opler, 2009).(1)
Food
Mostly trees and shrubs in Ericaceae and Rosaceae; also, alder, birch, willow and viburnum (Powell & Opler, 2009).(1)
Life Cycle
Overwinters as pupae (Powell & Opler, 2009).(1)
Print References
Forbes, W.T.M. 1948. Lepidoptera of New York and neighboring states. Part II. Memoir. Cornell University. Agricultural Experiment Station. 274: 63
McGuffin, 1977: Guide to the Geometridae of Canada (Lepidoptera): II. Subfamily Ennominae. 2. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 101: 1-191 (Description and keys to adult and larvae)
Morris, R. F. 1980. Butterflies and moths of Newfoundland and Labrador, the macrolepidoptera. Agriculture Canada publication 1691: 255
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl.28.27m; p.210 (1)
Walker, F. 1861. Geometrites. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum 22: 1034
Internet References
E.H. Strickland Museum - species page
Moth Photographers Group - photos of living and pinned adults
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.