Lobophora nivigerata – Powdered Bigwing

Hodges # 7640

Caterpillar foods: poplar most often; also willow (Wagner), white birch, tamarack (Bugguide); caterpillars rest stretched out on the underside of poplar leaves during the day (Wagner).

L. magnoliatoidata and L. nivigerata may be the same species – according to DNA matching. (Dick Wilson)

 

5/13/2009 – Found during the day on a birch trunk

 

5-6-2011

Lobophora nivigerata 5-6-11 1

 

5/16/2013

Lobophora nivigerata 5-16-13 1