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Species Petrophora subaequaria - Northern Petrophora - Hodges#6804

Tricky Moth - Petrophora subaequaria Northern Petrophora - Petrophora subaequaria  Petrophora subaequaria  - Petrophora subaequaria Northern petrophora - Petrophora subaequaria Parallelia bistriaris ? - Petrophora subaequaria genitalia - Petrophora subaequaria - male Petrophora subaequaria Eusarca confusaria ? - Petrophora subaequaria
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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 Lithinini
Genus Petrophora
Species subaequaria (Northern Petrophora - Hodges#6804)
Hodges Number
Brown, postmedian (pm) line double. Compare Common Petrophora, P. divisata (1).
Northeastern North America: Nova Scotia south to West Virginia, west to Wisconsin (1).
Larvae feed on ferns.
Life Cycle
Larva; adult
Print References
Covell, p. 365--description (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographer's Group - Living and pinned photos.
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.