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Species Calledapteryx dryopterata - Brown Scoopwing - Hodges#7653

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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 Calledapteryx
Species dryopterata (Brown Scoopwing - Hodges#7653)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Calledapteryx dryopterata Grote, 1868
Wingspan 18-22 mm
Adult: wings red-brown or orange-brown. Has a bat-like or cross-like configuration when perched. Forewing has large scoop in outer margin, distinguishing it from the Gray Scoopwing (1).

Larva: has five pairs of prolegs, distinguishing it from a Geometrid larva, which has two pairs of prolegs
Eastern North America: Quebec and Ontario to Florida, west to Arkansas. According to CBIF, not present in Manitoba [contrary to statement in Covell's Guide]
Presumably woodlands, edges, with hostplants (Viburnum spp.)
adults May-August or September
Covell (1) cites Viburnum prunifolium and V. nudum as hosts; in the north where these two don't occur, larvae probably feed on other Viburnum species.
Holland (2) says "It has the habit of alighting upon old rails and the trunks of trees, and, before composing itself on its new station, of waving its wings three or four times upward and downward."

See Also
Gray Scoopwing (Callizzia amorata) is grayer and lacks large scoop in outer margin of forewing:

Erosia incendiata which is restricted to deep south Texas
Print References
Covell, p. 390, plate 55 #12 (1)
Holland, p. 356, plate XLII #17 (2)
Internet References
Lynn Scott, Ontario live adult images, description, foodplants, flight season
Larry Line, Maryland adult images, seasonality
Moths of Canada pinned adult image
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
2.The Moth Book
W.J. Holland. 1968. Dover.