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Species Petrophora subaequaria - Northern Petrophora - Hodges#6804

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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 Lithinini
Genus Petrophora
Species subaequaria (Northern Petrophora - Hodges#6804)
Hodges Number
6804
Identification
Brown, postmedian (pm) line double. Compare Common Petrophora, P. divisata (1).
Range
Northeastern North America: Nova Scotia south to West Virginia, west to Wisconsin (1).
Season
May-August
Food
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.