Butterflies and Moths of North America

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White-banded Toothed Carpet
Epirrhoe alternata (Müller, 1764)

Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Larentiinae
Identification: Wings have wide white st. bands. Basal, median, and terminal areas of forewing gray, median and upper st. areas sometimes darker gray. Forewing discal spot a vertical black oval. Hindwing paler.
Wing Span: 1.9-2.5 cm.
Life History:
Flight: May-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Bedstraws (Gallium species).
Adult Food:
Range: Labrador to West Virginia, west through Canada, south to Minnesota
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL