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Genus Callizzia

Gray Scoopwing - Callizzia amorata Scoopwing Moth - Callizzia amorata Uraniidae: Callizzia amorata? - Callizzia amorata Neat Wall Moth - Callizzia amorata Callizzia ceriorara - Callizzia certiorara Callizzia amorata Scoopwing? moth - Callizzia amorata Callizzia amorata
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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 Uraniidae (Swallowtail Moths)
Subfamily Epipleminae (Scoopwing Moths)
Genus Callizzia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly placed in family Epiplemidae, now treated as a subfamily (Epipleminae) of Uraniidae - see Internet References section below
2 species in North America (listed under Epiplemidae at
wingspan 15-22 mm
Adult: outer margin of forewing even, slightly rounded; wings brownish-gray; hindwing margin deeply scooped

Larva: head brown; body dark gray above, whitish or pale gray below, with blackish lateral line separating top from bottom
C. amorata: all of United States and southern Canada
C. certiorara: Texas and Arizona, north to Utah
adults fly from April to September
larvae feed on leaves of honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.)
See Also
Brown Scoopwing (Calledapteryx dryopterata) is browner and has large scoop in outer margin of forewing, lined with dark brown
Internet References
live adult image of C. amorata plus food plant and flight season (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
live larva and adult images of C. amorata plus other info (Jeremy Tatum, Butterflies and Moths of Southern Vancouver Island)
classification of Callizzia in family Uraniidae, subfamily Epipleminae (Brian Pitkin, Butterflies and Moths of the World)