Species Details

Campaea perlata

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Common NamePale Beauty SeasonalityAdults fly late June through early August, peaking in the latter half of July. IdentificationThe Pale Beauty is readily recognizable by its large size and pale green wings, crossed by two transverse lines. The green colour fades to pale tan in older museum specimens.

Scientific Name Campaea perlata Common Name Pale Beauty Habitat Widespread in forested and shrubby habitats. Seasonality Adults fly late June through early August, peaking in the latter half of July. Identification The Pale Beauty is readily recognizable by its large size and pale green wings, crossed by two transverse lines. The green colour fades to pale tan in older museum specimens. Life History
Known as the fringed looper, the caterpillar has, as the name suggests, short, hair-like fringes along the ventral margin; when apresssed close to a branch, the fringes help break the outline of the body and make the…
Known as the fringed looper, the caterpillar has, as the name suggests, short, hair-like fringes along the ventral margin; when apresssed close to a branch, the fringes help break the outline of the body and make the larva nearly invisible (see Ives & Wong 1988). The caterpillars overwinter in the third or fourth instar (McGuffin 1981), likely exposed on bark and branches. Adults often flush out of shrubby understory during the day, but are primarily nocturnal and come to lights. At northern latitudes where nights are very short or absent during the flight period, adults are diurnal (McGuffin 1981). One of our most common and conspicuous geometrids.
Conservation Not of concern. Diet Info Larvae are generalists on a wide range of deciduous trees, shrubs and conifers. Prentice (1963) reports most larval collections were from Trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides). Range Alaska to Labrador and Newfoundland, south to GA, AR, and AZ (McGuffin 1981, Wagner et al. 2001).

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"Campaea perlata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-3974. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Geometroidea Family Geometridae Subfamily Ennominae Tribe Campaeini Genus Campaea Species Campaea perlata
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