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Species Eufidonia convergaria - Pine Powder Moth - Hodges#6637

Pine powder moth - Eufidonia convergaria - male Pine Powder Moth - Eufidonia convergaria - female Eufidonia convergaria - Pine Powder Moth - Hodges#6637 - Eufidonia convergaria - male Eufidonia convergaria - Pine Powder Moth - Hodges#6637 - Eufidonia convergaria - male
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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 Melanolophiini
Genus Eufidonia (Powder Moths)
Species convergaria (Pine Powder Moth - Hodges#6637)
Hodges Number
6637
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eufidonia convergaria (Walker, 1860)
Boarmia convergaria Walker, 1860 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #911039.00
Explanation of Names
Specific eithet is Latin meaning "converged."
Size
Wingspan about 25 mm.
Identification
Larva - slender, green with pale gray-green dorsal and addorsal lines, mimicking pine needles. (2), (3)
Adult - see description at E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum in Internet References. (2)
Range
Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario west to eastern British Columbia, south to Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Maine and Massachusetts, and through the mountains of West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and northern Georgia. (4), (3)
Habitat
Lodgepole and jack pine forest, common throughout the Canadian Prairies. (2), (3)
Season
Adults fly in spring, peaking in early to mid June. (2)
Food
Larvae feed on various species of pine, including lodgepole pine (Pinus contortus) and jack pine (Pinus banksiana), hemlock, tamarack and spruce. (2), (3)
See Also
Eufidonia notataria - larva has a red subspiracular stripe on the thorax.
Print References
Forbes, W.T.M. 1948. Lepidoptera of New York and neighboring states. Part II. Memoir. Cornell University. Agricultural Experiment Station. 274: 63
McGuffin, 1977: Guide to the Geometridae of Canada (Lepidoptera): II. Subfamily Ennominae. 2. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 101: 1-191 (Description and keys to adult and larvae)
Morris, R.F. 1980. Butterflies and moths of Newfoundland and Labrador the macrolepidoptera. Agriculture Canada 1691: 254-255 (3)
Walker, F., 1860. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part XXI - Geometrites (continued). British Museum (Natural History), p.488. (1)