Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Hollow-spotted Plagodis
Plagodis alcoolaria (Guenée, 1857)

Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Identification: Wings yellowish white, shaded with orangish brown; lines orangish to blackish brown. Pm. line curves outward and meets costa closer to apex than in other Plagodis species; discal spot large. Summer brood (form "kempii" Hulst) is paler yellow with fewer markings than spring brood.
Wing Span: 2.6-3.5 cm.
Life History:
Flight: Late March-September. Two broods.
Caterpillar Hosts: Basswood, beeches, birches, chestnut, maples, and oaks.
Adult Food:
Range: Nova Scotia to Georgia, west to Manitoba, South Dakota, Missouri, and Mississippi.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL