Geometer moths

1 lie wings of these slender-bodied moths are rather large and rounded with complex patterns of fine markings. They are generally nocturnal and usually have brown or green camouflage coloring. Some tropical species arc brightly colored day-fliers.

• I JFK CYCLF Fggs are laid singly or in groups on the bark, twigs, or stems of host plants, and hatch in spring. When disturbed, the caterpillars of many species remain still and look twiglike. When fully grown, caterpillars spin a fragile cocoon between leaves or in litter.

• OCCl JRRFNCF Worldwide. Almost anywhere vegetation is found.

• K MM ARK Many species arc agricultural and forestry . pests; they can cause severe A damage or defoliation.

Caterpillars are commonly called inchworms or loopers because of their distinctive looping motion.

broad wing.

broad wing.

WmtÊ&Lùi walloped wing margins

walloped wing margins

Caterpillars are commonly called inchworms or loopers because of their distinctive looping motion.

RUF t ¡MA F I R \ HA STA TA , known as the Argent and Sable Moth, is found across the Northern I lemisphere.

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PAP1UONARIA, or I ,arge Emerald, caterpillars feed on the foliage of beech, alder, and hazel trees.

—• checkered wingfringes

RUF t ¡MA F I R \ HA STA TA , known as the Argent and Sable Moth, is found across the Northern I lemisphere.

Larval feeding habits

0rder Lepidoptera

Family hepialidae

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