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Genus Homochlodes

Homochlodes lactispargaria Gray moth, Homochlodes species? - Homochlodes Homochlodes fritillaria - Homochlodes lactispargaria Moth  - Homochlodes fritillaria Geometroidea - Homochlodes Homochlodes fritillaria? - Homochlodes Homochlodes Moth - Homochlodes Homochlodes sp, - 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)