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Species Plagodis fervidaria - Fervid Plagodis - Hodges#6843

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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 fervidaria (Fervid Plagodis - Hodges#6843)
Hodges Number
6843
Size
Wingspan 2.3-3.1 cm
Identification
Wings yellow. Variable streaking with brood (spring or summer).
Range
Eastern North America
Habitat
Deciduous forests
Season
April-September (two broods)
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on deciduous and other trees, such as ashes, maples, spruce.
Remarks
These distinctive moths do not look like most other geometers.
Print References
Covell, p. 368, plate 53 #3 (1)
Internet References
Moths of Canda--configured to show several species in genus
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.