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Species Timandra amaturaria - Cross-lined Wave - Hodges#7147

Moth - Timandra amaturaria On bindweed or something similar. Cat. 2, last instar - Timandra amaturaria Cross-lined Wave Moth - Timandra amaturaria - male Any ideas? - Timandra amaturaria Cross-lined Wave - Timandra amaturaria Cross-lined Wave  - Timandra amaturaria Please identify this caterpillar - Timandra amaturaria Timandra amaturaria - male
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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 Sterrhinae
Tribe Timandrini
Genus Timandra
Species amaturaria (Cross-lined Wave - Hodges#7147)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Cobra Inchworm (larva)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Timandra amaturaria Walker, 1866
The only species in this genus in North America.
Wingspan 20-28 mm.
Adult: forewing hooked; hindwing pointed; oblique brown PM line seems to cross thin ST line below forewing apex, continues onto hindwing. [description by Charles Covell]
Larva: body black with yellow lateral streaks on A3 to A6; head and thorax with 2 dorsal and 2 lateral yellow stripes; A1 to A3 swollen. [description by Pedro Barbosa, U. of Maryland]
Some Bugguide images are reddish, rather than black. The last instar of this one maintained this color until it pupated.
Massachusetts to Florida, west to Texas, north to Wisconsin.
Open fields; adults fly during the day.
The adults fly from May to September.
The larvae feed on Buckwheat (Polygonum cristatum), crested bindweed, and dock (Rumex spp.).
Internet References
live adult image and common name reference [Cross-lined Wave] (Dave Czaplak, Maryland)
adult image (Larry Line, Maryland)
pinned adult image (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)