Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Wingspan 3.0 cm. Forewing with a black median band and a white basal band. This geometrid is common and widely distributed in western North America. Moths fly in midsummer. Caterpillars feed on the foliage of currant and gooseberry (Ribes).
Similar species: Dysstroma hersiliata forewing with an orange basal band; Dysstroma formosa forewing with a pale gray median band and a gray or brown basal band.