Species Details

Haematopis grataria

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Common NameChickweed Geometer SeasonalityAlberta flight dates range from mid July to late August. IdentificationThe tan forewings and ochre hindwings, with two broad pink transverse bands and border, are unmistakable. The male antennae with its very long pectinations add to the uniqueness of this elegant moth.

Scientific Name Haematopis grataria Common Name Chickweed Geometer Seasonality Alberta flight dates range from mid July to late August. Identification The tan forewings and ochre hindwings, with two broad pink transverse bands and border, are unmistakable. The male antennae with its very long pectinations add to the uniqueness of this elegant moth. Life History
The egg hatches in about seven days, and larvae go through five instars and mature in 28 to 30 days. The pupa is light yellow-green and light brown with a purplish dorsal line (McGuffin 1967). Adults come to light.…
The egg hatches in about seven days, and larvae go through five instars and mature in 28 to 30 days. The pupa is light yellow-green and light brown with a purplish dorsal line (McGuffin 1967). Adults come to light. There may be two flights annually in the southern prairies.
Conservation Not of concern. Diet Info Larvae feed on muse-ear chickweed (Cerastium), chickweed (Stellaria) and several species of knotweed (Polygonum) (Handfield 1999). Range Quebec west to southeastern Alberta, with a single record from Ft. Smith, NWT (McGuffin 1967).
Haematopis grataria
Haematopis grataria
Haematopis grataria

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"Haematopis grataria, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-3894. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Geometroidea Family Geometridae Subfamily Sterrhinae Tribe Timandrini Genus Haematopis Species Haematopis grataria
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum