Oak Besma
Besma quercivoraria
Geometridae
Hodges 6885

Caterpillar host plants are Elms, Oaks, Poplar, and Willow

Identification: Wings are pale straw yellow with pale brown powdering and vein outlines. The forewing has sharp black discal dots. The female (above) has wings that are sharply angled and sparsely speckled with orangish-brown. The antemedian and postmedian lines on the forewing are orangish-brown and sharply defined. The postmedian line continues onto the hindwing. A diffuse grayish spot near the anal angle may be seen in some specimens. Overall wingspan is about 4.0 cm.

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