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Species Plagodis alcoolaria - Hollow-spotted Plagodis - Hodges#6844

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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 Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Ennominae
Tribe Anagogini
Genus Plagodis
Species alcoolaria (Hollow-spotted Plagodis - Hodges#6844)
Hodges Number
6844
Size
Wingspan 2.6-3.5 cm
Identification
Note resting posture, unusual for a geometer. Postmedian lines curve outward. Variable markings in different broods.
Range
Eastern and central North America
Habitat
Deciduous forests, woodlands
Season
Late March-September
Food
Larvae feed on deciduous trees: basswood, beech, maples, oaks
Life Cycle
Larva; adult
Print References
Covell, p. 369, plate 53 #4 (1)
Wagner, p. 74--P. fervidaria caterpillar (2)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
2.Caterpillars of Eastern Forests
David L. Wagner, Valerie Giles, Richard C. Reardon, Michael L. McManus. 1998. U.S. Dept of Agriculture, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team.