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Species Leptostales laevitaria - Raspberry Wave Moth - Hodges#7177

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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 Sterrhinae
Tribe Scopulini
Genus Leptostales
Species laevitaria (Raspberry Wave Moth - Hodges#7177)
Hodges Number
7177
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Leptostales floridata (Geyer, 1837)
Eois laevitaria Geyer, 1837
Euacidalia floridata (Packard, 1873)
Size
wingspan about 15 mm, based on Jim Vargo photo at MPG
Identification
Adult: forewing pink with pale yellow PM line, subterminal line, and basal strip extending halfway along costa; PM line broad; subterminal line thin, double; both lines smooth, almost straight; hindwing similar color and pattern as forewing but lacks basal strip
Range
southeastern United States: North Carolina to Florida(1), west to Mississippi
Habitat
wet lowland pine forests
Season
adults fly in spring and summer
See Also
Haematopis grataria has the reverse color combination - yellow wings with pink lines
Pyrausta signatalis forewing is darker pink, and lines are toothed and wavy
also see other pink-and-yellow moths: Rosy Maple Moth, Primrose Moth, Pink Prominent
Print References
Packard, 1873. Mon. Geom. p. 319; plate 10, f. 36.
Warren, W. 1895. New species and genera of Geometridae in the Tring Museum. Novitates Zoologicae 2. p. 95.
Internet References
live and pinned adult images by Paula Kennedy (Dalton State College, Georgia)