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Genus Eumacaria

Geometrid - Eumacaria madopata - male Eumacaria madopata Bioblitz Moth #47 Another Geometer - Eumacaria madopata - male Eumacaria madopata - male Brown-bordered Geometer Moth - Eumacaria madopata Brown-bordered Geometer - Eumacaria madopata Moth 040519 - Eumacaria madopata Eumacaria madopata
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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 Macariini
Genus Eumacaria
1 species in North America (
wingspan 20-25 mm
wings light tan to gray with darker brown shading beyond slightly wavy PM line; veins light; forewing AM line sharply angled; median line straight
[description by Charles Covell]
Quebec to Florida, west to Texas, north to Alberta; also occurs in Nova Scotia and the Okanagan valley of British Columbia
orchards and shrublands where host trees grow; adults are attracted to light
adults fly from April to September in the south; June and July in the far north
larvae feed on leaves of apple, cherry, plum
Life Cycle
one generation per year in the north
Internet References
live adult image plus description, food plants, flight season (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
live adult image (Darryl Searcy, Alabama)
pinned adult image plus common name reference, description, habitat, food plants, distribution, seasonality (G.G. Anweiler, U. of Alberta)
pinned adult image (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
common name reference plus food plants and flight season (Ohio State U.)
distribution in Canada listing provinces of occurrence (CBIF)