Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Hemlock Angle
Macaria fissinotata (Walker, 1863)


Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Identification: Wings powdery brownish gray, less mottled than in White Pine Angle or Granite Moth. Spots along costa and in lower st. area of forewing heavy blackish brown--st. spot larger and darker than in White Pine Angle.
Wing Span: 2.25-2.5 cm.
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Caterpillar Hosts: Eastern and Carolina hemlocks.
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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.

Did you know? The Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas) flies close to the ground and uses its short proboscis to probe flowers of wild strawberry, white sweet clover, and other low-lying plants.