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Genus Melanolophia

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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 Melanolophiini
Genus Melanolophia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melanolophia Hulst, 1896
5 species in North America (
3 species in Canada (CBIF)
variety of coniferous and deciduous trees (1)
Life Cycle
Photos of the life cycle can be viewed here:
Internet References
pinned adult images of all 3 Melanolophia species in Canada (CBIF)
North Carolina State University Entomology lists for that state, with number pinned: canadaria (33), signataria (2)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the Melanolophiini (Lepidoptera, Geometridae).
Frederick H. Rindge. 1990. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 199.