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Species Homochlodes fritillaria - Pale Homochlodes - Hodges#6812

Geometrid? - Homochlodes fritillaria Moth Identification help please - Homochlodes fritillaria Homochlodes fritillaria Homochlodes fritillaria Pale Homochlodes - Homochlodes fritillaria Homochlodes fritillaria - female Homochlodes fritillaria Homochlodes fritillaria? - Homochlodes fritillaria
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 Homochlodes
Species fritillaria (Pale Homochlodes - Hodges#6812)
Hodges Number
wingspan about 26 mm, based on Moth Photographers Group specimen
Need notes on how to reliably distinguish Homochlodes fritillaria and H. lactispargaria from a photo.
Photos under H. fritillaria could be misplaced.
comparing images on the, fritillaria has a row of distinct dark spots (the median line?) that go through the white spot on the FW. In lactispargaria these dots are barely discernible
See Also
Homochlodes lactispargaria (which is nearly identical) - at Moth Photographers Group
Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility - pinned photos of both Homochlodes fritillaria and H. lactispargaria for comparison.
Internet References
BOLD - species account with photograph of pinned adult.