Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Macaria quadrilinearia (Packard, 1873)

Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Wing Span: males 1.1-1.6 cm, females 1.4-1.6 cm
Life History:
Caterpillar Hosts: Ceanothus species.
Adult Food:
Range: A western species from British Columbia south to southern California; occurs in Idaho, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico. Ferguson mentions it is absent from Arizona and Montana.
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: Macaria quadrilinearia (Packard, 1873), formerly placed in the genus Itame in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist) and in the genus Speranza in Ferguson (2008), is returned to genus Macaria in Sihvonen & Skou (2015) following Scoble & Krüger (2002). This species includes as a synonym 6307 Speranza pallescens (Grossbeck, 1907) in Ferguson (2008).
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