Photo by Melody

Chickweed Geometer (Haematopis grataria)

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Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Geometridae (jee-o-MET-rid-ee) (Info)
Genus: Haematopis
Species: grataria

Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Barling, Arkansas
Cornelia, Georgia
Benton, Kentucky
Oakland, Maryland
Cincinnati, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Stilwell, Oklahoma
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Stafford, Texas

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Member Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive melody On Jul 24, 2006, melody from Benton, KY
(Zone 7a) wrote:

This small moth is easily identified by the unique pink stripes and spots.

The caterpillar feeds mainly on chickweed, knotweed and smartweed..three of the most annoying garden weeds.

The male moth is identified by the feathery antennae, while the female has plain antennae.

Positive DiOhio On Jan 29, 2007, DiOhio from Corning, OH
(Zone 6a) wrote:

Other host plants for this moth are clovers and other low plants.

It often flies in fields during the day.


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