Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Somber Carpet
Disclisioprocta stellata (Guenée, 1857)

Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Larentiinae
Identification: Wings deep brown; am. and pm. areas sometimes paler yellowish, especially southward. Lines black, wavy; pm. Line heaviest. Look for white filling in am. And pm. lines and white spotting in st. area.
Wing Span: 2.5-3.3 cm.
Life History:
Flight: July-November northward; common during any period southward.
Caterpillar Hosts: Amaranth and devil's claws.
Adult Food:
Range: Tropical, straying north as far as Nova Scotia and Michigan.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL