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scientific name    Eumacaria madopata    

common name     Brown-bordered Geometer

Found in Alberta only in cherry shrublands.

Adults have been collected in Alberta from early June to early July.

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.

Uncommon and local in Alberta.

diet info
Larvae feed on rosaceous shrubs, primarily cherry (Prunus sp.) but also apple (Pyrus malus). (Forbes 1948.)

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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