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Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands

Dysstroma brunneata [Geometridae]

JPG-Dysstroma brunneata

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.

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