Species Details

Acasis viridata

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Common NameOlive-and-Black Carpet SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta from late April through early July. IdentificationA relatively small (1.8-2.0 cm wingspan) broad-winged dark grey and dark olive-green and black geometrid moth. The green color may fade to yellow in collections. The median and subterminal areas are somewhat darker, and the lower end of the postmedian line is doubled and has white scales. The hindwings are grey-brown with a faint median line and discal dot.

Scientific Name Acasis viridata Common Name Olive-and-Black Carpet Habitat Mature deciduous and mixedwood woodland. Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta from late April through early July. Identification
A relatively small (1.8-2.0 cm wingspan) broad-winged dark grey and dark olive-green and black geometrid moth. The green color may fade to yellow in collections. The median and subterminal areas are somewhat darker,…
A relatively small (1.8-2.0 cm wingspan) broad-winged dark grey and dark olive-green and black geometrid moth. The green color may fade to yellow in collections. The median and subterminal areas are somewhat darker, and the lower end of the postmedian line is doubled and has white scales. The hindwings are grey-brown with a faint median line and discal dot.
Life History Poorly known. There appears to be a single brood. Adults come to light. Conservation No concerns Diet Info Larvae feed on the flowering heads of Viburnum sp. (Handfield, 1999). Range Labrador to BC; south to Wisconsin and Florida in the east and Colorado in the west. In Alberta it has been collected on the southern edge of the boreal forest in the Edmonton region.

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"Acasis viridata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-5095. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Geometroidea Family Geometridae Subfamily Larentiinae Tribe Lobophorini Genus Acasis Species Acasis viridata
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