|scientific name Scopula ancellata |
common name Pointed-winged Wave
Mixedwood and coniferous forests. Appears to be associated with coniferous habitats.
Adults fly throughout July in Alberta.
A small light tan geometrid with well-defined dark crosslines and discal spots. The forewing apex is more pointed in ancellata than in other Scopula, and the row of fine, black terminal dashes is characteristic. See Covell (1970) and McGuffin (1967) for genitalic traits.
McGuffin (1970) gives a brief description of the immature stages. No other published information is available on this species' biology. Adults come to light.
Not of concern.
Larvae will feed on white sweetclover (Meliotus alba) and alder (Alnus tenuifolia) (Handfield 1999).
Quebec west to NWT and BC, south to MI, IN and AZ (Covell 1970, Handfield 1999).
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