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For the United States & Canada

Genus Homochlodes

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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 Ennominae
Tribe Lithinini
Genus Homochlodes
Numbers
3 species in North America (nearctica.com)
3 species in Canada (CBIF)
Size
wingspan 26-31 mm
Identification
forewing varies from light to dark brown with black speckling or shading, and with or without white spots
Range
Saskatchewan to Newfoundland, south to Florida
Season
adults fly from April to July
Food
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)