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Species Macaria exauspicata - Hodges#6292

Speckled Granite - Macaria exauspicata - female Geometridae: Speranza exauspicata - Macaria exauspicata - male Looper caterpillar - Macaria exauspicata Looper caterpillar - Macaria exauspicata Geometridae: Macaria exauspicata - Macaria exauspicata - female Macaria exauspicata ? - Macaria exauspicata - female Macaria - Macaria exauspicata - female Macaria exauspicata - male
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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 Macariini
Genus Macaria
Species exauspicata (Macaria exauspicata - Hodges#6292)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Macaria exauspicata (Walker, 1861) (1)
Speranza exauspicata Walker, 1861
Forewing length:(1)
♂ 11-16 mm.
♀ 12-16 mm
Key forewing features:(1)
Four evenly spaced brown to rust shaded wedges along the costa.
Well defined dark discal spot.
Often has brown shaded area below the postmedian line.
Brown spot or patch is usually present in the subterminal area.
Widespread across southern Canada and northern United States. In the eastern states it is found south to West Virginia; in the western states south to Siskiyo and Placer counties, California.(1)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with some collection dates.
Adults fly from late June to early August, with peak in July.(1)
Larval hosts include:(1)
Bitter cherry, Prunus emarginata (Douglas ex Hook.) D. Dietr.
American elm, Ulmus americana L.
Birch, Betula L.
Alder, Alnus Mill.
Willow, Salix L.
Cottonwood, Populus L.
Print References
Ferguson, D.C., 2008. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2: p. 94; pl. 2.21-23.(1)
Sihvonen, P. & P. Skou, 2015. Ennominae I. In: A. Hausmann (ed.): The Geometrid Moths of Europe, 5.(2)