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Species Stamnodes gibbicostata - Shiny Gray Carpet Moth - Hodges#7333

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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 Larentiinae
Tribe Stamnodini
Genus Stamnodes
Species gibbicostata (Shiny Gray Carpet Moth - Hodges#7333)
Hodges Number
7333
Explanation of Names
Whether the common name reflects the habits of the species is not clear. Literature lists the larval host as "unknown" or "not reported", and it seems unlikely that this species is an indoor dweller at all.

It seems likely that the name refers to the appearance of the adult moth itself.
Range
Midwest of the United States.
Habitat
reported as "forest"
Food
larvae feed on Hydrophyllum
Life Cycle
Adults in late summer and autumn.
Remarks
Will sometimes come to lights in numbers. Sometimes common, but very little is published on the species.