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Species Rheumaptera undulata - Hodges#7291

Rheumaptera undulata Scallop Shell Moth - Rheumaptera undulata Rheumaptera undulata Moth - Rheumaptera undulata Rheumaptera undulata - Hodges#7291 (Rheumaptera undulata) - Rheumaptera undulata Rheumaptera undulata Hodges #7291 - Rheumaptera undulata Rheumaptera undulata - Scallop Shell Moth 7291 - Rheumaptera undulata genitalia - Rheumaptera undulata - female
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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 Larentiinae
Tribe Hydriomenini
Genus Rheumaptera
Species undulata (Rheumaptera undulata - Hodges#7291)
Hodges Number
7291
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Calocalpe undulata
Hydria undulata
Identification
Range
Holarctic; in North American, Labrador to Maine, west through Canada, south to Minnesota. (1)
Season
Mostly Jun-Aug - MPG
Food
Azalea, spiraea, rhodora, and willows. (1); Alder, blueberry, poplar, and presumably other plants (2)
See Also
Covell (1) describes this species as having a "pattern less sharp and bright" than that of R. prunivorata, "but so similar that the 2 species can best be distinguished by genitalia and larval characteristics."
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
2.Caterpillars of Eastern North America: A Guide to Identification and Natural History (Princeton Field Guides)
David L. Wagner. 2010. Princeton University Press, 1-496.