Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Dysstroma brunneata (Packard, 1867)

Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Larentiinae
Identification: forewing median area medium to dark gray, bordered by crooked AM line and very irregular PM line; basal band (borderded by AM and basal lines) varies from almost white to light brown with orangish shading; subterminal line a thick white zigzag, reduced to small rounded scallops in some individuals; subterminal area orangish except for bicolored dark and light gray patch at costa; dark apical dash usually present hindwing pale gray basally, pale brownish distally, with irregular median line
Wing Span: 2.5-3.0 cm
Life History:
Flight: June to August
Caterpillar Hosts: leaves of currant and gooseberry (Ribesspp.)
Adult Food:
Range: an unusual disjunct distribution - the far west (BC to SK, south to AZ, CA) and the far northeast (NF, NB, QC, and NY)
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.