Alsophila pometaria – Fall Cankerworm

Family Geometridae   Hodges # 6258

Caterpillar foods: large variety of trees and shrubs especially elm, ash, and maple; other hosts include hackberry, oak, rose family, walnut and willow (Bugguide)

Females of this species don’t have wings.

9/29/2013  Male

Alsophila pometaria 9-29-13 1


9/27/2017   Male


10/12/2018  Female


9/27/2017  Normally the males rest with their wings closed.   This one was fluttering up the sheet and I was able to get a few photos with the hind wings showing.

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