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Genus Plagodis

Lemon Plagodis - Plagodis serinaria Plagodis pulveraria occiduaria - Plagodis pulveraria - female Plagodis alcoolaria - Hodges #6844 - Plagodis alcoolaria - female straight-lined plagodis - Plagodis alcoolaria - male Plagodis phlogosaria Straight-lined Plagodis - Plagodis phlogosaria genitalia - Plagodis alcoolaria - male Anagoga occiduaria - Plagodis pulveraria - male
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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 Ennominae
Tribe Anagogini
Genus Plagodis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
6 species in North America listed at All-Leps
wingspan 24-35 mm, based on 8 photos of 6 species at CBIF
Adult: forewing light yellow or brown with thick dark lines and/or large brown patches; hindwing slightly paler than forewing and with fewer or less extensive markings; live individuals rest with tip of abdomen curled up
throughout North America except Yukon and Alaska
also represented in Eurasia
adults fly from May to August
Print References
Covell, pp. 368-369, plate 53 (1)
Scoble, Malcolm. (ed.) 1999. Geometrid Moths of the World; a Catalogue. CSIRO Publishing. 1,312 pp.
Internet References
pinned adult images of all 6 species in North America (Moths of Canada; CBIF)
distribution in Canada of 6 species (CBIF)
23 pinned adult images of P. pulveraria plus collection site map (All-Leps)
North Carolina State University Entomology Collection lists for that state: fervidaria, kuetzingi, and serinaria. P. alcoolaria is listed with 25 pinned, but no specimen from that state.
synonyms and references (Brian Pitkin, Butterflies and Moths of the World)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.