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Moth sp. - Timandra amaturaria - male

Moth sp. - Timandra amaturaria - Male
Susquehanna River, Marietta Area, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
September 2, 2005
Size: small
This was a rather small moth. I found a photograph of a Timandra amaturaria in the Moth Photographers Group that looks the most like this moth. Can anyone help me with the identity? Thanks very much.

NIce photo.....
of this beautiful moth, Ann.


Thank you, Bob. Coming from
Thank you, Bob. Coming from you, that is a nice compliment!

look like it
Cross-lined Wave, formerly (?) Calothysanis amaturaria, the larva is an impressive creature, sometimes called "cobra inchworm" (see pics: 1, 2).
I'm guessing it's in the same tribe as the Chickweed Geometer.

Thanks a lot, Robin. I wonde
Thanks a lot, Robin. I wonder if the genus name had been changed and that's why I was having so much trouble finding it. Great photos of the caterpillar. Thanks for taking the time.

It's listed as Calothysanis at, and the original genus is given there as Timandra. In 1999, Parsons et al included Calothysanis as a junior synonym of Scopula (see Butterflies & Moths of the World) but I could find no reference to a "Scopula amaturaria" on the web, so I guess that change hasn't caught on yet - maybe other sources don't agree with the proposed change?).
Image moved to new species page.