Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Notch-winged Wave
Idaea furciferata (Packard, 1873)


Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Sterrhinae
Identification: Hindwing in male has deep notch, absent in female. Forewing tan in both sexes, with dull reddish brown lines and shading. Female slightly darker, with sharper st. band.
Wing Span: 1.4-1.8 cm.
Life History:
Flight: June-July northward.
Caterpillar Hosts: Clover, dandelion.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Maryland to northern Florida, west to Missouri and Texas.
Conservation:
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Management Needs:
Comments: NULL