Lophosis labeculata

Stained Lophosis

Lophosis labeculata, Stained Lophosis, moths, family Geometridae

Family: Geometridae

Subfamily: Sterrhinae


Lophosis labeculta is found from Missouri and Texas to the eastern seaboard states. The ranges extends southward into Mexico and the Antilles, and into northern South America.

In this species the males (top photo) have the upper wing surfaces predominantly purple-brown. The females (lower photo) have considerably more yellow, including a wide, solid AM band.

Photo locations: the top photo is from Hickory Flat, Buckhannon, West Virginia. The lower photo is from Ruraldale, West Virginia. Both locations are in Upshur County.

Stained Lophosis, Lophosis labeculata, Geometridae, photo