Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Previous events


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Callizzia amorata - Gray Scoopwing - Hodges#7650

18 Callizzia amorata - Gray Scoopwing Moth 7650 - Callizzia amorata Moth - Callizzia amorata  -  - Callizzia amorata moth - Callizzia amorata Uraniidae: Callizzia amorata - Callizzia amorata Callizzia amorata 9050769 geo - Callizzia amorata Gray Scoopwing - Callizzia amorata
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 Uraniidae (Swallowtail Moths)
Subfamily Epipleminae (Scoopwing Moths)
Genus Callizzia
Species amorata (Gray Scoopwing - Hodges#7650)
Hodges Number
7650
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Callizzia amorata Packard, 1876
* formerly placed in family Epiplemidae, now treated as a subfamily (Epipleminae) of Uraniidae.
Numbers
one of two species in this genus in North America
Size
Forewing length 10-11 mm.(1)
Identification
Adult: outer margin of forewing even, slightly rounded; wings brownish-gray; lines, terminal spot on forewing, and median shade of hindwing blackish; hindwing margin deeply scooped
[description by Charles Covell]

Larva: head brown; body dark gray above, whitish or pale gray below, with blackish lateral line separating top from bottom
Range
all of United States and southern Canada. (2), (3), (4)
Habitat
Powell & Opler (2009, p. 203) suggest that in western North America the species is "primarily [found] in wooded hilly or mountainous areas"(1), but that doesn't seem to apply elsewhere.
Season
Adults fly June to August in the West and begin to appear in April in the East.(1)
Food
Larvae feed on leaves of honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.) and snowberry Symphoricarpos spp.) (5)
Life Cycle
Dyar's (1902) description of the life history is available online in the print references below.
See Also
Brown Scoopwing (Calledapteryx dryopterata) is browner and has large scoop in outer margin of forewing, lined with dark brown

Antiplecta triangularis which is restricted to deep south Texas
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1902. The life history of a second epiplemid (Callizzia amorata Pack.) Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 5: 131.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl. 27.14; p. 203.(1)
Internet References
live adult image plus food plant and flight season (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
live larva and adult images plus other info (Jeremy Tatum, Butterflies and Moths of Southern Vancouver Island)
distribution in Canada list of provinces (CBIF)