Species Details

Macaria simplex

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SeasonalityLate June into August, the flight usually peaking in mid July. IdentificationA uniform light brown-grey geometer with fore- and hindwing discal spots and a dark, narrow forewing PM line (sometimes absent). A faint AM line sometimes visible. M. simplex have at most two dark, wedge-shaped marks along the forewing costa, unlike Macaria andersoni which generally have three or four. Females have reduced wings. The type locality is the vicinity of Lake Louise (=Laggan), Alberta.

Scientific Name Macaria simplex Habitat Open forests, stream courses and shrubby areas at subalpine elevations Seasonality Late June into August, the flight usually peaking in mid July. Identification
A uniform light brown-grey geometer with fore- and hindwing discal spots and a dark, narrow forewing PM line (sometimes absent). A faint AM line sometimes visible. M. simplex have at most two dark, wedge-shaped marks…
A uniform light brown-grey geometer with fore- and hindwing discal spots and a dark, narrow forewing PM line (sometimes absent). A faint AM line sometimes visible. M. simplex have at most two dark, wedge-shaped marks along the forewing costa, unlike Macaria andersoni which generally have three or four. Females have reduced wings. The type locality is the vicinity of Lake Louise (=Laggan), Alberta.
Life History The immature stages are unknown. Adults are active in the late afternoon, possibly also at night. Conservation Not of concern. Diet Info No information available. Range A Rocky Mountain species, recorded from the Jasper region south to Yellowstone Park, WY (McGuffin 1972).

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"Macaria simplex, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4242. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Geometroidea Family Geometridae Subfamily Ennominae Tribe Semiothisini Genus Macaria Species Macaria simplex
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