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Species Plemyria georgii - George's Carpet - Hodges#7216

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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 Larentiinae
Tribe Hydriomenini
Genus Plemyria
Species georgii (George's Carpet - Hodges#7216)
Hodges Number
7216
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plemyria georgii Hulst, 1896
Plemyria georgii benesignata (Barnes & McDunnough, 1917)
Numbers
The only species in the genus for North America north of Mexico.
Size
Forewing length 13-16 mm.(1)
Range
British Columbia and Northwest Territories to Nova Scotia;
In the United States from central California to Maine(1)(2)
Habitat
Adults are nocturnal but often seen during the day
Season
Adults fly July to early September(1)
Food
Larval foodplant:(1)
Alnus (Alder)
Betula (Birch)
Salix (willow)
Print References
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, Moths of Western North America, p. 224, pl 31.41.(1)
Hodges, R.W. et al. (editors) 1983. Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. E. W. Classey, London, UK(3)