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Species Scopula aemulata - Imitator Wave - Hodges#7151

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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 Sterrhinae
Tribe Scopulini
Genus Scopula
Species aemulata (Imitator Wave - Hodges#7151)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Scopula aemulata (Hulst, 1896)
Acidalia tawneata Cassino, 1931
Leptomeris aemulata Hulst, 1896
Phylogentic Sequence # 910559
WS ≈ 17mm (BG images)
south-eastern (AL, FL, LA, SC, TX) (1)(2)
See Also
Drab Brown Wave Moth - Lobocleta ossularia is very similar, but Lacks a row of dark spots on the abdomen.

Single-dotted Wave Moth - Idaea dimidiata has a smoothly curved PM line.

Most other (similar) species of Scopula have a pointed shape on the outer margin of the hind-wings or a bright-white ground coloration.
Frosted Tan Wave Moth - Scopula cacuminaria

Large Lace-border Moth - Scopula limboundata

Chalky Wave Moth - Scopula purata