Male: FW unicolorous yellowish brown, brown, or pale ochraceous salmon ● May have darker brown bands, basad of AM and distad of PM ● FW display considerable variability in color and degree of maculation ● HW pale grayish white, more or less evenly covered with widely spaced pale, grayish brown scales. (2)
Female: Wingless ● Head with black and white antennae ● Abdomen above tending to have two irregular longitudinal bands, with lateral spotting smaller than on dorsal bands ● Female's body tends to be rather variable in the size and number of the black spots. (2)
Alberta to Nova Scotia, south to Missouri, Georgia, Utah and Texas. Has disappeared from many of the eastern portions of its range in the past 20 years.
Flight period from late August into early December. Most specimens have been caught during October and November. (2)
Deciduous trees, including apple, ash, beech, birch, elm, maple, oak, poplar, Prunus and Ribes. (3)
Female fall cankerworms and Operophtera winter moths are also wingless.
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