Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Dot-lined Angle Moth
Psamatodes abydata (Guenée, 1858)

Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Identification: Forewing speckled light yellowish- or grayish-brown with darker shading in subterminal area; PM line slightly scalloped, with dark dots at tips of scallops; AM and median lines brown, slightly irregular/wavy; discal spot a short oblique dash, faint or inconspicuous; terminal line a series of black dots; hindwing similarly colored but with prominent black discal spot, no AM line, and obvious point in wing about mid-way along outer margin; collar a thin black band; top of head reddish-orange
Wing Span: 2.2 - 2.7 cm
Life History:
Caterpillar Hosts: Acacia farnesiana, Cassia, Sesbania, Parkinsonia aculeata, Glycine max
Adult Food:
Range: Southern states from Arizona to Florida, regularly wandering north to Colorado, Kentucky, and other more northern states
Management Needs:
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