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Species Cepphis armataria - Scallop Moth - Hodges#6835

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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 Anagogini
Genus Cepphis
Species armataria (Scallop Moth - Hodges#6835)
Hodges Number
6835
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cepphis armataria (Herrich-Schäffer, [1855])
Priocycla armataria Herrich-Schäffer, 1858
Numbers
one of two species in this genus in North America; uncommon to locally common
Size
Beadle & Leckie (2012) reported the wingspan 26-33 mm. (1)
Identification
all wings deeply scalloped, brown or yellowish or reddish with dark purplish-brown lines; PM line of forewing double
hindwing lines overlaid with purple
Range
Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Alabama, north to Manitoba
Season
adults fly from May to August in the north (earlier [March] and probably later in the south)
Food
larvae feed on leaves of apple, birch, gooseberry, maple, meadowsweet, oak, pear, sweet-fern, winterberry (Ilex)
Life Cycle
one or two generations per year
larva; larva; adult
See Also
Cepphis decoloraria is a darker brownish-gray, and its forewing margins may be slightly wavy but not scalloped