Coryphista meadii

Barberry Geometer


Coryphista meadii, Barberry Geometer moth, West Virginia photo

 

Family: Geometridae

Subfamily: Larentiinae

Wingspan: 30 - 36 mm

 

Food plant: Berberis vulgaris (barberry).

Charles V. Covell (2005) comments, "These moths can be flushed near their foodplants during the day."

Some moths of this species are completely dark brown; the other color form is shown.

Photo data: 18 August 2014. Came indoors to lights. Ruraldale, Upshur County, West Virginia.

GPS data: 39.0721, -80.2443. Elevation 353 meters above sea level.