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Plagodis phlogosaria (Straight-lined Plagodis)

Wikipedia Abstract

Plagodis phlogosaria, the scorched wing or straight-lined plagodis, is a species of moth of the family Geometridae. It is found in all of North America except the far south and Yukon and Alaska. The binomial name refers to the Greek phlogos (meaning "flame"), phlogistos (meaning "to burn" or "inflame") or phlogosis (meaning "inflammation"). This refers to the patches on both the fore- and hindwing, which look like they are scorched. The wingspan is 28–38 mm. The moth flies from April to August depending on the location.
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Wing Span [1]  1.1 inches (.028 m)

Prey / Diet

Acer pensylvanicum (moosewood)[2]
Alnus alnobetula subsp. alnobetula (mountain alder)[2]
Alnus incana (gray alder)[2]
Alnus rubra (red alder)[2]
Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch)[2]
Betula intermedia (dwarf birch)[2]
Betula papyrifera (mountain paper birch)[2]
Malus pumila (Common apple)[2]
Populus balsamifera (balsam poplar)[2]
Prunus serotina (Black Cherry)[2]
Prunus virginiana (chokecherry)[2]
Quercus rubra (Red Oak)[2]
Tilia henryana (Henry's Lime)[3]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Auditory influences on the flight behaviour of moths in a Nearctic site. I. Flight tendency, Scott B. Morrill and James H. Fullard, CAN. J. ZOOL. VOL. 70, 1992, pp. 1097-1101
2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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