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Species Macaria loricaria - Speranza loricaria - Hodges#6290

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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 Macaria
Species loricaria (Speranza loricaria - Hodges#6290)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Macaria loricaria
A pale grey geometrid with indistinct markings. AM, PM and median dark lines usually present, the PM widest and slighltly darker. Patchy brown band distal to the PM band variably developed. Discal spot usually well-defined. Hindwings paler than the forewings, PM band usually visible.
Alaska to Newfoundland and New York, south to Colorado.
Generally common in mixedwood and deciduous forests
Late June to late July, peaking in mid July
The principal larval host is trembling aspen.