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Species Cyclophora packardi - Packard's Wave - Hodges#7136

Packard's Wave Moth - Cyclophora packardi - female Packard's Wave Moth - Cyclophora packardi - female Moth - Cyclophora packardi Packard's Wave Moth - Cyclophora packardi Packard's Wave - Cyclophora packardi - female Cyclophora packardi (Packard's Wave) - Cyclophora packardi Cyclophora packardi Cyclophora packardi - 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 Sterrhinae
Tribe Cosymbiini
Genus Cyclophora
Species packardi (Packard's Wave - Hodges#7136)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cyclophora packardi (Prout, 1936)
Cosymbia packardi Prout, 1936
Phylogenetic Sequence # 910544
Wingspan 17-23 mm. (1)
Wings yellowish to orangish-brown, not mottled; discal spots hollow or filled with white; AM and PM lines made of bold gray dots, distinct and uniformly separated; solid gray median line sometimes present. [adapted from description by Charles Covell]
Specimens identified by DNA analysis:
Eastern United States (Maine to Florida, west to Texas, north to Iowa and Ohio)
adults fly from April or May to September
Unknown; possibly sweet-fern or oak. (1) Recorded on oak.
Life Cycle
Larva; older larva; dark larva; pupa; adult
See Also
The Waxmyrtle Wave Moth, Cyclophora myrtaria is very similar, but usually has a row of dark abdominal spots and more paired spots on the thorax.

The Sweetfern Geometer, Cyclophora pendulinaria, has whitish or grayish wings and the dots on its AM and PM lines are not as bold or distinct.