Butterflies and Moths of North America

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The Bad-wing
Dyspteris abortivaria (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)

Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Larentiinae
Identification: Easily recognized by pale bluish green wings with white lines and discal spots. Forewing much larger than hindwing, the later often difficult to pull into position for spreading - hence the common name.
Wing Span: 2-2.8 cm.
Life History:
Flight: Mid-April - August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Grapes.
Adult Food:
Range: Throughout eastern North America.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL