Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Happy Pollinator Week: June 21-27, 2021! Butterflies and moths are pollinators of many flowering plants.

Did you know? The Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) hovers in flight and uses its long tongue to sip nectar from flowers.

Kent's Geometer
Selenia kentaria (Grote & Robinson, 1867)


Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Identification: Wings orange-yellow with whitish dusting, heaviest toward forewing costa. Forewing am., median, and pm. lines orangish brown. Double median line on underside of hindwing has white edging beyond it.
Wing Span: 3.3-5.2 cm.
Life History:
Flight: March-early August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Basswood, beeches, birches, maples, oaks, and other forest trees.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Nova Scotia to Virginia, west to Alberta and Missouri.
Conservation:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL