Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Red-winged Wave Moth
Dasyfidonia avuncularia (Guenée, 1858)

Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Identification: forewing brown with black AM, PM, and median lines, and many transverse streaks or striations; subterminal area paler than remainder of wing; small but distinct white patch at costa near apex; hindwing mostly bright reddish-orange with black discal spot and two complete bold black lines
Wing Span: 2.5 cm
Life History:
Flight: May and June
Caterpillar Hosts: cherry (Prunus spp.)
Adult Food:
Habitat: wet forests in west coast mountains; adults are day-flying and are not known to come to light
Range: Alberta and British Columbia to Nevada and California
Management Needs: