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

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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 Larentiinae
Tribe Hydriomenini
Genus Plemyria
Species georgii (George's Carpet - Hodges#7216)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plemyria georgii Hulst, 1896
Plemyria georgii benesignata (Barnes & McDunnough, 1917)
The only species in the genus for North America north of Mexico.
Forewing length 13-16 mm.(1)
British Columbia and Northwest Territories to Nova Scotia;
In the United States from central California to Maine(1)(2)
Adults are nocturnal but often seen during the day
Adults fly July to early September(1)
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)