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Genus Melanolophia

Inchworm on Black Walnut 2011 - Melanolophia canadaria Moth - Melanolophia canadaria Possible geometridae? - Melanolophia canadaria - male Moth - Melanolophia canadaria Moth to porch light  - Melanolophia canadaria - male Moth to porch light  - Melanolophia canadaria - male ?Canadian Melanolophia Hodges #6620 - Melanolophia canadaria - male ? Melanolophia canadaria - Canadian Melanolophia - Hodges#6620 - Melanolophia canadaria - 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 Melanolophia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melanolophia Hulst, 1896
Numbers
5 species in North America (Nearctica.com)
3 species in Canada (CBIF)
Food
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.