|scientific name Drepanulatrix carnearia |
Frequents both dry and wet woodlands with Ceanothus shrub.
A relatively small (2.3-2.5 cm wingspan) broad-winged moth with forewings varying in color from cream-white through pink and orange, crossed by 3 narrow darker pink lines. The hindwings are paler with yellow or pink shading crossed by two incomplete darker pink lines. All four wings have a small black discal dot, and the hindwings in particular are lightly dusted with dark scales. Fringe dark purple. Male antennae bipectinate, female simple. Larvae are green, with many discontinuous fine yellow lines and a series of 10 middorsal red spots (see Miller and Hammond 2003 for color images).
The adults are nocturnal and come to light. The larvae feed on Ceanothus sp. The single Alberta specimen was captured on July 14, 1993.
Widely distributed in western North America, east to extreme southeastern Alberta.
A pretty little geometrid that barely makes it into extreme southwestern Alberta from the west.
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