Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Variable Antipione
Antepione thisoaria (Guenée, 1857)

Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Identification: Seasonally and sexually dimorphic; most reliable marking is dark triangular patch near apex of forewing (absent in summer females). Most forms also have some dark accents (sometimes a distinct double spot) at lower end of pm. Line. Wings mottled fawn brown in spring brood (both sexes); usually more yellowish in summer brood. Summer male bright yellow with reddish brown shading beyond pm. line; summer female all yellow.
Wing Span: 2.7-4 cm.
Life History:
Caterpillar Hosts: Apple, maple, persimmon, sumac, and other plants.
Adult Food:
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Comments: NULL