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Photo#32190
Chain-dotted Geometer - Cingilia catenaria - female

Chain-dotted Geometer - Cingilia catenaria - Female
Orono/ On the Orono Bog Walk part of the Caribou Peat Bog, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
September 18, 2005
Size: 20 mm long
Can anyone ID? I have three images: back, head and tail

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Chain-dotted Geometer - Cingilia catenaria - female Unknown from Peat Bog - Cingilia catenaria - female Unknown from Peat Bog - Cingilia catenaria - female

Geometridae
Maybe Cingilia catenaria, and if so, a new genus and species for BugGuide.

 
Chain-dotted Geometer
I got the following note from Tony Thomas.
David

Hi David,

Your moth is a Chain-dotted Geometer, Cingilia catenaria. This species can reach pest status in sphagnum bogs here in New Brunswick; the larvae completely defoliating the low-growing woody shrubs in the bogs.

Tony

 
status
Apparently this moth can become a pest in some areas. In other areas of its range, it's a species of Special Concern. I found lots of info on the web and added it to the Guide page.

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