Eulithis propulsata (Walker, 1862)
A geometrid moth
NatureServe Global Rank: GNR
Virginia State Rank: S1S3
VA DGIF Tier: None
Federal Legal Status: None
Virginia Legal Status: None
Description: The Barred Yellow Moth is a medium-sized moth with broad, brownish yellow, slightly falcate forewings that are crossed with a series of parallel bent thin brown lines. The space between the antemedian and postmedian lines is slightly darker on the upper half, and contains a number of faint circles and loops. The hindwings are paler yellow.
Similar species: The Chevron Moth (Eulithis testata) is the most similar, but is darker orange, has a darker and more contrasting pattern, and a narrow white border on the postmedian line and apical dash. The Greater Grape-vine Looper (Eulithis gracilineata) is also similar, but is lighter yellow and has the postmedian line dragged out sharply in a single point almost to the outer margin of the forewing.
North American Range: This species ranges from Canada, south in the east to North Carolina, and west to Arizona. In Virginia, it has been documented in Dickenson County.
VA Observations by Locality: No Known Recorded Observations
Flight season and broods: Adults fly from late June through August. This is a single brooded species.
Habitat and Food Plants: The habitat of this moth consists of wooded habitats. The food plant for this moth is Ribes, Populus, Salix, and Vaccinium species.
Behavior and Ecology: Adults are nocturnal and come to light.
Population trend and potential threats: Population trends and potential threats are unknown.
Management practices: Management Practices have not been determined for this species.
References: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta. E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum: http://www.entomology.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=6166 Accessed: 04May2012
Moth Photographers Group at the Mississippi Entomological Museum at Mississippi State University. Web application at: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/large_map.php?hodges=7199 Accessed: 04/14/2013
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This atlas was compiled
by the VA Natural Heritage Program with funds provided by the VA Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries through a state wildlife grant
from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Last Modified: Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 10:12:03 PM