Butterflies and Moths of North America

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The Scribbler
Cladara atroliturata (Walker, 1863)


Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Larentiinae
Identification: Forewing white with pale green bands and irregular black lines and spots. Hindwing grayish with faint lines in outer half.
Wing Span: 2.5-3 cm.
Life History:
Flight: April-May; into June northward.
Caterpillar Hosts: Alders, birches, maples, and willows.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Newfoundland to Virginia, west to western Ontario, Wisconsin, and Kentucky. Historical records from Texas.
Conservation:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL

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