Dwarf Cyclophora
(aka Dwarf Tawny Wave)
Cyclophora nanaria (Gn.)
Geometridae
Hodges 7140


Photos by Pete Williams, Gulf Breeze, Florida, June 2010

The wings are white or various shades of gray to blackish-brown (melanics as shown above). The discal spots are round and hollow on the forewing and hindwing. The ante-median and post-median lines are sharpest, but usually broken to dotted. The median line is more diffuse and the shading is also variable. The caterpillar host plants are alder, beech, blueberries, snakeroot, and sweetfern.

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