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Species Plagodis fervidaria - Fervid Plagodis - Hodges#6843

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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
Species fervidaria (Fervid Plagodis - Hodges#6843)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plagodis fervidaria (Herrich-Schäffer, [1855])
Phylogenetic Sequence # 911276
Wingspan 2.3-3.1 cm
Wings yellow. Variable streaking with brood (spring or summer). The AM and PM lines may be incomplete.
Spring form: - Summer form:
Eastern North America
Deciduous forests
April-September (two broods)
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on deciduous and other trees, such as ashes, maples, spruce.
These distinctive moths do not look like most other geometers.
See Also
Check the discal spots and the position of the PM line at the costal edge near the apex, to rule out the Hollow-spotted Plagodis. (Plagodis alcoolaria)

Both forms may be easily confused with the Straight-lined Plagodis. (Plagodis phlogosaria)
Spring: summer:
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.