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Genus Cepphis

Moth - Cepphis armataria - female scallop moth (Cepphis armataria) - Cepphis armataria - male Scallop Moth - Hodges#6835 (Cepphis armataria) - Cepphis armataria - female Scallop Moth - Cepphis armataria - Cepphis armataria 6835 Scallop Moth  - Cepphis armataria  Cepphis decoloraria - Dark Scallop  - Cepphis decoloraria Another Moth - Cepphis armataria Scallop Moth - Cepphis armataria - male
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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 Anagogini
Genus Cepphis
2 species in North America (
wingspan 25-33 mm
wings yellowish to reddish to brownish-gray with scalloped or wavy margins and one or two dark cross-bands
Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Missouri, north to Manitoba
also represented in Eurasia
adults fly from May to September
larvae of C. armataria are generalist feeders on leaves of birch, gooseberry, maple, meadowsweet, oak, pear, sweet-fern, winterberry (Ilex)
larvae of C. decoloraria feed on leaves of raspberry etc. (Rubus spp.)
Life Cycle
one or two generations per year
Internet References
pinned adult images of both species in North America (CBIF)
pinned adult images of C. armataria upper and underside (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
distribution in Canada list of provinces (CBIF)
presence in Florida; list - of C. decoloraria (Michael Thomas, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)