Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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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.
Life History:
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Caterpillar Hosts: Eastern and Carolina hemlocks.
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