Haematopis grataria

Chickweed Geometer


Haematopis grataria, Chickweed Geometer, West Virginia image

 

Family: Geometridae

Subfamily: Sterrhinae

Wingspan: 18 - 26 mm

 

Males of Haematopis grataria (shown) have plumose antennae, while females have thread-like.

Color and markings are variable, but commonly the yellow of the hindwings is brighter than that of the forewings.

Knotweed, smartweed, chickweed, and clover are among the caterpillar food plants.

Photo data: 9 September 2007. At lights. Ruraldale, Upshur County, West Virginia.

GPS data: 39.0721, -80.2443. Elevation 353 meters above sea level.