Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Black-banded Carpet Moth
Antepirrhoe semiatrata (Hulst, 1881)

Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Larentiinae
Identification: Forewing with a black median band that has a jagged outer margin.
Wing Span: 2.8-3.5 cm
Life History:
Flight: Adults are nocturnal, fly from April to October (most of year in California).
Caterpillar Hosts: Larvae feed on many herbaceous plants, particularly fireweed (Chamerion angustatum).
Adult Food:
Range: Alaska to Nova Scotia, south to southern California and South Dakota.
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: North American Eustroma has been changed to Antepirrhoe.
Alternate Scientific Names:
Eustroma semiatrata