Tulip-Tree Beauty Moth
Hodges 6599

Epimecis dendraria (Gn)

May 10, 2007

E. carbonaria

E. hortaria

Identification Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Page 355. A large moth with very broad wings. The outer margin of the hindwing is scalloped. The pattern is variable. Typically, the color will be powdery white with black zig-zag lines across the wings. Two common forms exist: In form "dendraria" the median and sub-terminal lines are much broader than the other lines; in melanic form "carbonaria" the wings are mostly blackish, with variable white edging on parts of the lines. Caterpillar host plants are Poplar, Pawpaw, Sassafras, and Tulip-tree.

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