Dogwood Probole
Probole alienaria [nyssaria]
Geometridae
Hodges 6837


October 13, 2006


April 4, 2007 (spring brood)

Identification Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Page 367. Similar to Friendly Probole, P. amicaria, but paler in color, usually without solid purplish red border on the wings. The post-median line is strongly toothed, and upper part of the line between tooth and forewing margin is slightly indented. The median area is pale, with brown streaks along the veins. There will be reddish to purplish shading beyond the post-median line. Caterpillar host plants are sourwood and other swamp trees.

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