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Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

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Genus Homochlodes

Pale Homochlodes - Homochlodes fritillaria Homochlodes lactispargaria Homochlodes disconventa moth - Homochlodes Homochlodes fritillaria  - Homochlodes fritillaria Melanolophia sp - Homochlodes Digrammia ocellinata - Homochlodes Caterpillar - Homochlodes
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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 Ennominae
Tribe Lithinini
Genus Homochlodes
3 species in North America (
3 species in Canada (CBIF)
wingspan 26-31 mm
forewing varies from light to dark brown with black speckling or shading, and with or without white spots
Saskatchewan to Newfoundland, south to Florida
adults fly from April to July
larvae feed on ferns
Internet References
pinned adult images of all 3 species in North America (CBIF)
distribution in Canada listing provinces of occurrence for each species (CBIF)