White Spring Moth (Lomographa vestaliata)
The white spring moth is a geometer moth found in North America.
- Family: Geometridae
- Genus: Lomographa
- Scientific Name: Lomographa vestaliata
Description and Identification
It is light-green with a reddish-brown head.
Larva overwinter as a pupa.
Sexual Dimorphism: Present but not prominent.
Color and Appearance
When the wings are open, they are entirely white, lacking any spots or stripes. This adds to its ethereal appearance. When the wings are closed, the white color is still observable.
Average wingspan: 15–23 mm
Flight pattern: Erratic; both diurnal and nocturnal patterns observed
Season: March-September (South); May-July (North)
Females lay their eggs close to the host plant
|Distribution||North America; from west of Newfoundland to south-eastern British Columbia and south to Florida and Texas|
|Habitat||Coulees, dry shrubby areas, and valley slopes|
|Lifespan of Adults||Not recorded|
|Host Plants||Hawthorn, ninebark, orchard apple, Prunus, Sorbus, and Viburnum|
|Adult Diet||Does not feed|
Did You Know
- French entomologist Achille Guenée first described this species in 1857.