Melanolophia signataria – Signate Melanolophia Moth

Hodges # 6621

Caterpillar foods: a wide variety of tree leaves (Bugguide)

This species is very similar to Melanolophia canadaria.  After checking all my photos, I think all of mine are Melanolophia signatariaM. signataria is browner overall; has a smoother, plainer background, especially in the median area; and has bold patches of darker brown.  M. canadaria is grayer; has a much more mottled background, and the dark patches don’t stand out as much from the background.

4/14/2012

 

5/16/2013

Melanolophia signataria 5-16-13 1

 

4/17/2015

 

5/7/2014

 

5/1/2015

 

5/1/2016