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Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands

Drepanulatrix carnearia [Geometridae]

JPG-Drepanulatrix carnearia

Wingspan 2.5 cm. The wings vary from cream-white to pink or orange; forewing with three narrow, straight red lines. This geometrid is common and widely distributed in the Pacific Northwest. Moths fly in early summer. Caterpillars of all species of Drepanulatrix feed only on the foliage of species of Ceanothus.

Similar species: Eudrepanulatrix rectifascia (Geometridae) forewing with one straight line, common and widely distributed, moths fly in midsummer, caterpillars feed only on the foliage of species of Ceanothus; Drepanulatrix bifilata forewing with two straight lines, common and widely distributed in the Southwest to southwestern Oregon; Drepanulatrix falcataria forewing falcate with three wavy lines, moths fly in spring, common and widely distributed.

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