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Species Cabera quadrifasciaria - Four-lined Cabera Moth - Hodges#6680

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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 Caberini
Genus Cabera
Species quadrifasciaria (Four-lined Cabera Moth - Hodges#6680)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cabera quadrifasciaria (Packard, 1873)
Aspilates quadrifasciaria Packard 1873
Deilinia quadrifasciaria (Packard 1873) (1)
Many synonyms. (1)
Cabera has 5 species in America north of Mexico. (2)
Forewing length: (1)
♂ 14-16 mm.
♀ 13-15 mm.
Forewing has four transverse lines.
The Rindge (1956) revised description as Deilinia quadrifasciaria (Packard), is available online in PDF. (1)
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
Colorado, eastward throughout most of the eastern United States, especially near the tributaries
of the Mississippi River. (4), (5), (6), (1)
Adults are most common from May to July. (1)
Larval host plant Amorpha fruticosa (False Wild Indigo).
Leadplant (Amorpha canescens) may also be a host plant. Adults have been found in places where there is Leadplant but not False Wild Indigo nearby, and larvae have been successfully reared on Leadplant. (information from Jim Sogaard)
Life Cycle
Life Cycle images:
green larva on leadplant; final instar green larva; brown larva; adult
See Also
Cabera erythemaria has three transverse lines.
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Print References
Packard 1873. Annual report United States Geological and Geographical Survey. 7: 551.