Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Meris paradoxa (Rindge, 1981)

Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Identification: Thinly scaled, slightly transparent, pale buff with scattered brown and grayish scaling; maculation weakly represented, cross lines grayish brown, tending to be broad, incomplete.
Wing Span: 3.6-3.8 cm
Life History:
Flight: April and August
Caterpillar Hosts: Native host plant is snapdragon vine, also know as roving sailor (Maurandya antirrhiniflora) (Boros, Stermitz, McFarland, 1991). Will take common snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus) in captivity (McFarland).
Adult Food:
Range: Southern Arizona
Management Needs: