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scientific name    Scopula ancellata    

common name     Pointed-winged Wave

habitat
Mixedwood and coniferous forests. Appears to be associated with coniferous habitats.

seasonality
Adults fly throughout July in Alberta.

identification
A small light tan geometrid with well-defined dark crosslines and discal spots. The forewing apex is more pointed in ancellata than in other Scopula, and the row of fine, black terminal dashes is characteristic. See Covell (1970) and McGuffin (1967) for genitalic traits.

life history
McGuffin (1970) gives a brief description of the immature stages. No other published information is available on this species' biology. Adults come to light.

conservation
Not of concern.

diet info
Larvae will feed on white sweetclover (Meliotus alba) and alder (Alnus tenuifolia) (Handfield 1999).

range
Quebec west to NWT and BC, south to MI, IN and AZ (Covell 1970, Handfield 1999).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=3932



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