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Species Dysstroma truncata - Marbled Carpet - Hodges#7187

Marbled Carpet - Dysstroma truncata Dysstroma truncata Marbled Carpet, 7187 - Dysstroma truncata
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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 Dysstroma
Species truncata (Marbled Carpet - Hodges#7187)
Hodges Number
Wingspan 26-32 mm
Variable, basal area light gray/brown, median area white or grayish (1).
Holarctic. The North American subspecies is Dysstroma truncata transversata. In east, found from Labrador south to North Carolina mountains, west to Missouri, and also across Canada. Also widespread in western North America (2).
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on foliage of alders, Alnus, willows, Salix and other woody plants, as well as on forbs.
Print References
Covell, p. 379, plate 49 (1)
Miller, p. 56, description (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
2.Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands
Jeffrey Miller, Paul Hammond. 2000. USDA Forest Service, FHTET-98-18.