Species Details

Cabera erythemaria

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Common NameYellow-dusted Cream Moth SeasonalityMid May to mid July, peak flight in late June. IdentificationA cream-coloured moth with fine, yellow-brown speckling and three (two on the hindwing) yellow-tan transverse lines. Slightly smaller than C. exanthemata, with a rather yellowish dusky grey speckling. Identification should be confirmed with genitalic structures, see McGuffin (1981).

Scientific Name Cabera erythemaria Common Name Yellow-dusted Cream Moth Seasonality Mid May to mid July, peak flight in late June. Identification
A cream-coloured moth with fine, yellow-brown speckling and three (two on the hindwing) yellow-tan transverse lines. Slightly smaller than C. exanthemata, with a rather yellowish dusky grey speckling. Identification…
A cream-coloured moth with fine, yellow-brown speckling and three (two on the hindwing) yellow-tan transverse lines. Slightly smaller than C. exanthemata, with a rather yellowish dusky grey speckling. Identification should be confirmed with genitalic structures, see McGuffin (1981).
Life History
This common geomtrid is often encountered during the day in the understory of deciduous or mixedwood forest, but also comes to lights at night. Adults rest with the wings flattened to side. The green larva rests along…
This common geomtrid is often encountered during the day in the understory of deciduous or mixedwood forest, but also comes to lights at night. Adults rest with the wings flattened to side. The green larva rests along the midvein of the host leaves, and pupates in the fall. Eggs are laid singly on the host leaves, hatching in about one week (McGuffin 1981).
Conservation A common and widespread species, no concerns. Diet Info Larval food plants are willows (Salix spp.) (Prentice 1963), and on occasion poplars (Populus spp.) (McGuffin 1981). Range Coastal BC east to Newfoundland and Labrador, from northern BC south to Georgia, North Carolina and Arizona (McGuffin 1981, Wagner et al. 2001).

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"Cabera erythemaria, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-3980. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Geometroidea Family Geometridae Subfamily Ennominae Tribe Caberini Genus Cabera Species Cabera erythemaria
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