Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Chalky Wave Moth
Scopula purata (Guenée, 1858)

Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Sterrhinae
Identification: Wings pure, chalky white with blackish shadingbeyond wavy black pm. line which continues onto HW. Pm. shading broadest toward inner margin. Note black discal dots and dotted terminal line.
Wing Span: 1.7-2.2 cm
Life History:
Flight: June-Aug northward; April - July in South.
Caterpillar Hosts:
Adult Food:
Range: New Hampshire to central Florida along Atlantic coast, and along Gulf Coast to Mississippi
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.