Supriya Ghosh

Erannis tiliaria

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Geometridae
Scientific name  Erannis tiliaria
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Tribe  Bistonini
Rank  Species
Erannis tiliaria Linden Looper Erannis tiliaria BugGuideNet
Similar  Erannis, Phigalia titea, Paleacrita vernata, Alsophila pometaria, Hypagyrtis unipunctata

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Erannis tiliaria, the linden looper,, also known under the rather ambiguous name "winter moth," is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found from central Alberta east to Nova Scotia, south to Missouri, Georgia, Utah and Texas.


Erannis tiliaria Wingless Linden Looper SK Erannis tiliaria BugGuideNet

Erannis vancouverensis was considered to be a subspecies of E. tiliaria for some time, but appears to be a separate species.

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The wingspan is 32–42 mm for males. Females are wingless. Adult males are on wing in late fall.

The larvae feed on various deciduous trees and shrubs, including basswood, apple, ash, beech, birch, elm, maple, oak, poplar, Prunus and Ribes.

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Linden looper moth geometridae erannis tiliaria caterpillar


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