Species Details

Eumacaria madopata

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Common NameBrown-bordered Geometer SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta from early June to early July. IdentificationEumacaria madopata is the only member of the genus in North America. The wing pattern is unique. The wings are grey with fine but distinct AM, median and PM lines. Marginal third of wings brown, with a row of indistinct submarginal dark spots on the forewing. Sexes similar, males with pectinate and females with filiform antennae.

Scientific Name Eumacaria madopata Common Name Brown-bordered Geometer Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta from early June to early July. Identification
Eumacaria madopata is the only member of the genus in North America. The wing pattern is unique. The wings are grey with fine but distinct AM, median and PM lines. Marginal third of wings brown, with a row of…
Eumacaria madopata is the only member of the genus in North America. The wing pattern is unique. The wings are grey with fine but distinct AM, median and PM lines. Marginal third of wings brown, with a row of indistinct submarginal dark spots on the forewing. Sexes similar, males with pectinate and females with filiform antennae.
Life History McGuffin (1972) gives a detailed description of the immature stages. It is single brooded, and adults come to light. Conservation Uncommon and local in Alberta. Diet Info Larvae feed on rosaceous shrubs, primarily cherry (Prunus sp.) but also apple (Pyrus malus). (Forbes 1948.) Range
East-central Alberta east to Nova Scotia, south to Florida and Texas; also in the Okanagan region of southern BC (McGuffin 1972). In Alberta this is an uncommon localized species, found associated with cherry copses…
East-central Alberta east to Nova Scotia, south to Florida and Texas; also in the Okanagan region of southern BC (McGuffin 1972). In Alberta this is an uncommon localized species, found associated with cherry copses in the drier parts of the aspen parklands and northen grasslands regions.

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"Eumacaria madopata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4205. 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 Semiothisini Genus Eumacaria Species Eumacaria madopata
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