Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Brown-bordered Geometer
Eumacaria madopata (Guenee, 1857 [1858])


Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Identification: Wings light tan to gray, with darker brown shading beyond slightly wavy pm. line. Veins light. Forewing am. line sharply angled; median line straight.
Wing Span: 2-2.5 cm.
Life History:
Flight: April-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Apple, plum, wild cherry.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Gaspe, Quebec to Florida, west to South Dakota and eastern Texas.
Conservation:
NCGR: G4
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL

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Butterflies and moths are accidental pollinators of many flowering plants. While most species do not have special structures to carry pollen, they do brush against pollen and transfer it to other flowers.

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