Pale Beauty Moth - wingspan approx. 4 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Genus: Campaea
Species: Perlata
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Page Last Updated: October 27 2019
76 species
White-striped Black Moth - wingspan approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Trichodezia
Species: Albovittata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Fall Cankerworm Moth (male) - approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Alsophila
Species: Pometaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Fall Cankerworm Moth (larvae) - approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Alsophila
Species: Pometaria
Highly variable in colour ranging from pale green / yellow
to black - has 3 pairs of
prolegs
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Fall Cankerworm Moth (female) - approx. 1 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Alsophila
Species: Pometaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
The female is wingless
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Updated December 1 2016
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Chickweed Geometer Moth (female) - wingspan approx. 2.5
cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Genus: Haematopis
Species: Grataria
Single-dotted Wave Moth - wingspan approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Idaea
Species: Dimidiata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Common Tan Wave Moth - wingspan approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Pleuroprucha
Species: Insulsaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
White Slant-line Moth - approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Tetracis
Species: Cachexiata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Bad-wing Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Genus: Dyspteris
Species: Abortivaria
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Half-wing Moth larva - approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Phigalia
Species: Titea
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Soft-lined Wave? Moth - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Scopula
Species: Inductata?
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
False Hemlock Looper Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Nepytia
Species: Canosaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
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Updated May 22 2015
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Large Lace-border Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Scopula
Species: Limboundata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
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Updated October 19 2016
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Updated September 29 2016
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Bruce Spanworm Moth (male) - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Operophtera
Species: Bruceata
Similar to O. brumata (Winter Moth) and Epirrita autumnata
(Autumnal Moth) - female is wingless
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
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Updated September 10 2014
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Bruce Spanworm Moth (male) - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Operophtera
Species: Bruceata
Similar to O. brumata (Winter Moth) and Epirrita autumnata
(Autumnal Moth) - female is wingless
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
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Updated September 10 2014
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
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Updated January 3 2017
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Confused Eusarca Moth - wingspan approx. 4 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Eusarca
Species: Confusaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Three-patched Bigwing Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Heterophleps
Species: Refusaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Common Eupithecia Moth larva - approx. 1.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Eupithecia
Species: Miserulata?
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Also known as Common Pug - very variable in colour -
feeds on many plants
Eupithecia Moth larva - approx. 1.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Eupithecia
Species: ?
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Large Lace-border Moth (S. limboundata - see above) has
angular
hindwings compared to the rounded hindwings of
Soft-lined Wave
Large Lace-border Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Scopula
Species: Limboundata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
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Updated October 19 2016
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Updated September 29 2016
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Horned Spanworm Moth - approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Nematocampa
Species: Resistaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Green Pug Moth - approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Pasiphila
Species: Rectangulata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Native to Europe - green colour fades quickly
Bent-line Carpet - approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Costaconvexa
Species: Centrostrigaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Geometer Moth - approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Macaria?
Species: ?
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Hemlock Looper Moth - wingspan approx. 4 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Lambdina
Species: Fiscellaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
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Updated September 6 2013
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The Gem (female) - wingspan approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Orthonama
Species: Obstipata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
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Updated January 14 2016
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Half-wing Moth - approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Phigalia
Species: Titea
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
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Updated June 6 2019
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Lesser Maple Spanworm Moth - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Speranza
Species: Pustularia
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
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Updated November 30 2018
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Elm Spanworm Moth - approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Ennomos
Species: Subsignaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
More Elm Spanworm Moths
Updated September 29 2016
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
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Updated February 7 2019
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Common? Metarranthis Moth - wingspan approx. 3.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Metarranthis
Species: Hypochraria?
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
More Metarranthis Moths
Updated June 6 2019
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Xanthorhoe Moth - approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Xanthorhoe
Species: Lacustrata? (Toothed Brown Carpet)
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Bad-wing Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm - Thorncliffe Park - July 2014
Fall Cankerworm Moth (female) - approx. 1 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - November 2009
Fall Cankerworm Moth (larvae) on Manitoba Maple - approx. 2.5 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - June 2009
Bruce Spanworm Moth (male) - wingspan approx. 3 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - November 2008
Elm Spanworm Moth - approx. 3 cm - Thorncliffe Park - July 2014
Common Tan Wave Moth - wingspan approx. 2 cm - Thorncliffe Park - August 2014
Common Eupithecia Moth larva on Black-eyed Susan - approx. 1.5 cm - East Don Valley (Charles Sauriol Conservation Area) - July 2008
Large Lace-border Moth on Virginia Creeper - wingspan approx. 3 cm - Kortright Centre for Conservation - July 2012
Large Lace-border Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm - Toronto Islands - July 2013
Soft-lined Wave? Moth - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm - Thorncliffe Park - August 2015
White Slant-line Moth on Dog-strangling Vine - approx. 2 cm - Lower Don Valley (Leaside) - May 2011
Three-patched Bigwing Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm - Kortright Centre for Conservation - June 2013
Horned Spanworm Moth on False Spirea - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - July 2013
Green Pug Moth - wingspan approx. 2 cm - Don Mills - June 2015
The Gem (female) - wingspan approx. 2 cm - High Park - July 2017
Half-wing Moth - approx. 3 cm - Leaside Industrial Area - April 2014
More Lesser Maple Spanworm Moths
Updated March 5 2019
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Large Maple Spanworm - approx. 5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Prochoerodes
Species: Lineola
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Common Eupithecia Moth - wingspan approx. 2 cm - Don Mills - July 2014
Common Eupithecia Moth - approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Eupithecia
Species: Miserulata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Also known as Common Pug
More Xanthorhoe Moths
Updated January 15 2019
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Maple Spanworm Moth - approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Ennomos
Species: Magnaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
More Maple Spanworm Moths
Updated August 24 2016
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Maple Spanworm Moth - approx. 3 cm length - wingspan to 6 cm - Don Mills - July 2014
Xanthorhoe Moth - approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Xanthorhoe
Species: Intermediata? (Sharp-angled Carpet)
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Xanthorhoe Moth (X. intermediata?) - approx. 2 cm - Don Mills - July 2014
Xanthorhoe Moth (X. lacustrata?) - approx. 2 cm - Don Mills - August 2014
White-banded Toothed Carpet - approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Epirrhoe
Species: Alternata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
White-banded Toothed Carpet - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm - Lynde Shores Conservation Area (Whitby) - June 2013
Renounced Hydriomena - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Hydriomena
Species: Renunciata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Bruce Spanworm Moth (male) - wingspan approx. 3 cm - Rouge Park - November 2012
False Hemlock Looper Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm - Rouge Park - July 2012
Geometer Moth (Macaria?) - wingspan approx. 3 cm - Rouge Park - August 2013
Single-dotted Wave Moth - wingspan approx. 2 cm - Beaver Creek (Richmond Hill) - July 2009
Half-wing Moth larva - approx. 3 cm - Beaver Creek (Richmond Hill) - June 2008
Common? Metarranthis Moth - wingspan approx. 3.5 cm - Rouge Park (Glenrouge Campground) - July 2014
White-striped Black Moth - wingspan approx. 2 cm - Kortright Centre for Conservation  - May 2015
Common Spring Moth - wingspan approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Heliomata
Species: Cycladata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Common Spring Moth - wingspan approx. 2 cm - Scarborough (Agincourt) - June 2011
Labrador Carpet - wingspan approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Xanthorhoe
Species: Labradorensis
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Labrador Carpet - wingspan approx. 2 cm - Leaside Industrial Area - July 2015
Similar to X. packardata
Three-spotted Fillip Moth - wingspan approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Heterophleps
Species: Triguttaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Red Twin-Spot Moth - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Xanthorhoe
Species: Ferrugata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Red Twin-Spot Moth - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm - Leaside Industrial Area - August 2015
Three-spotted Fillip Moth on Sensitive Fern - wingspan approx. 2 cm - Uxbridge - July 2015
Hemlock Looper Moth - wingspan approx. 4 cm - Uxbridge - September 2013
Yellow-dusted Cream Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Cabera
Species: Erythemaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Yellow-dusted Cream Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm - Rouge Park  - July 2013
Male has feathery antennae
Small Engrailed Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Ectropis
Species: Crepuscularia
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Similar to Porcelain Gray (see below)
Besma species Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Besma
Species: ?
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Besma species Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm - High Park - June 2016
Oak (B. quercivoraria) or Straw (B. endropiaria) Besma
Canadian Melanolophia Moth - wingspan approx. 3.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Melanolophia
Species: Canadaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Canadian Melanolophia Moth - wingspan approx. 3.5 cm - High Park - June 2016
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Updated August 18 2016
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Blackberry Looper Moth larva - approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Chlorochlamys
Species: Chloroleucaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subfamily: Geometrinae (Emeralds)
Similar to other Emeralds
Blackberry Looper Moth -  wingspan approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Chlorochlamys
Species: Chloroleucaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subfamily: Geometrinae (Emeralds)
Blackberry Looper Moth larva - approx. 2 cm - Humber Valley (Humber Arboretum) - September 2008
White-fringed Emerald - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Genus: Nemoria
Species: Mimosaria
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
White-fringed Emerald on Dog-strangling Vine - wingspan approx. 3 cm - Rouge Park - June 2016
Subfamily: Geometrinae (Emeralds)
More Blackberry Looper Moths
Updated October 27 2018
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Blackberry Looper Moth - wingspan approx. 2 cm - High Park - August 2016
Wavy-lined Emerald Moth - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Genus: Synchlora
Species: Aerata
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subfamily: Geometrinae (Emeralds)
Red-headed Inchworm - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Macaria
Species: Bisignata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Red-headed Inchworm - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm - High Park - August 2018
Pale-marked Angle - wingspan 2 to 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Macaria
Species: Signaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Pale-marked Angle - wingspan 2 to 3 cm - High Park - June 2016
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Updated August 21 2016
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More Gem Moths
Updated November 7 2017
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More Bent-line Carpet
Updated January 17 2017
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Bent-line Carpet - wingspan approx. 2 cm - High Park - July 2016
More Confused Eusarca Moths
Updated May 6 2019
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Confused Eusarca Moth - wingspan approx. 4 cm - High Park - July 2017
Chickweed Geometer Moth (female) - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm - High Park - August 2016
More Small Engrailed Moths
Updated October 19 2016
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Small Engrailed Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm - High Park - July 2016
Common Gray Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Anavitrinella
Species: Pampinaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Common Gray Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm - High Park - July 2016
More Common Gray Moths
Updated June 17 2019
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Birch Angle - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Macaria
Species: Notata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Birch Angle - wingspan approx. 3 cm - High Park - August 2016
Common Angle - wingspan approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Macaria
Species: Aemulataria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Common Angle - wingspan approx. 2 cm - High Park - July 2016
More Common Angle Moths
Updated November 9 2016
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Minor Angle - wingspan approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Macaria
Species: Minorata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Minor Angle - wingspan approx. 2 cm - High Park - July 2016
? Angle - wingspan approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Macaria
Species: ?
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
? Angle - wingspan approx. 2 cm - High Park - August 2016
Minor Angle (M. minorata - see above) or Blurry Chocolate
Angle (M. transitaria)
Faint-spotted Angle - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Digrammia
Species: Ocellinata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Faint-spotted Angle - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm - High Park - August 2016
Hollow-spotted Angle - wingspan approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Digrammia
Species: Gnophosaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Hollow-spotted Angle - wingspan approx. 2 cm - High Park - July 2016
Fall Cankerworm Moth (male) - approx. 2.5 cm - High Park - November 2016
Pepper & Salt Moth - wingspan to 5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Biston
Species: Betularia
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Pepper & Salt Moth - wingspan to 5 cm - High Park - August 2018
Also known as Peppered Moth
Barberry Geometer - wingspan approx. 3.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Coryphista
Species: Meadii
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Barberry Geometer - wingspan approx. 3.5 cm - High Park - August 2016
Sweetfern Geometer - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Cyclophora
Species: Pendulinaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
More Red-headed Inchworm Moths
Updated December 7 2018
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Updated June 6 2019
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Wormwood Pug Moth - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Eupithecia
Species: Absinthiata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Wormwood Pug - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm - High Park - August 2016
Second abdominal segment is blackish
More Half-wing Moths
Updated February 2 2017
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More Half-wing Moths
Updated February 2 2017
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Pale Beauty Moth - wingspan approx. 4 cm - West Don Valley (Earl Bales Park) - September 2007
Spring Cankerworm Moth (male) - approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Paleacrita
Species: Vernata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Spring Cankerworm Moth (male) - approx. 2 cm - High Park - April 2017
Small Phigalia - approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Phigalia
Species: Strigataria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Small Phigalia - approx. 3 cm - High Park - April 2017
The Gem (male) - wingspan approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Orthonama
Species: Obstipata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
The Gem (male) - wingspan approx. 2 cm - High Park - July 2017
More Gem Moths
Updated November 7 2017
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Adult is sexually dimorphic - female is dark brown with a
white ring replacing the dark spot of the male (see below)
Adult is sexually dimorphic - male is light brown with a dark
spot replacing the white ring of the female (see above)
Yellow Slant-line Moth - wingspan approx. 4 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Tetracis
Species: Crocallata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Yellow Slant-line Moth - wingspan approx. 4 cm - High Park - July 2017
Xanthotype species - wingspan approx. 3.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Xanthotype (Crocus Geometer Moths)
Species: ?
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subfamily: Ennominae
Xanthotype species - wingspan approx. 3.5 cm - Heber Down Conservation Area (Whitby) - June 2018
More White-banded Toothed Carpet
Updated June 22 2018
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Small Phoenix - approx. 3 cm wingspan
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Ecliptopera
Species: Silaceata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Small Phoenix - approx. 3 cm wingspan - Speyside (Halton Hills) - July 2017
White Spring Moth - wingspan approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Lomographa
Species: Vestaliata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Similar to "The Vestal" (Cabera variolaria)
White Spring Moth - wingspan approx. 2 cm - High Park  - June 2016
Snowy Geometer - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Eugonobapta
Species: Nivosaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Snowy Geometer - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm - Speyside (Halton Hills)  - July 2017
Similar to Elm Spanworm (see below) which has more
angular
forewings - similar to White Spring moth (see
above) which has rounded
hindwings
More Wavy-lined Emerald Moths
Updated November 16 2018
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Wavy-lined Emerald Moth - wingspan 1.5 to 2.5 cm - Speyside (Halton Hills) - August 2018
More Sweetfern Geometer Moths
Updated November 16 2018
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Sweetfern Geometer - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm - Speyside (Halton Hills) - August 2018
Fragile White Carpet - wingspan approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Hydrelia
Species: Albifera
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Fragile White Carpet - wingspan approx. 2 cm - Speyside (Halton Hills) - August 2018
Curve-lined Angle - wingspan approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Digrammia
Species: Continuata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Curve-lined Angle - wingspan approx. 2 cm - Speyside (Halton Hills) - August 2018
Straight-lined Plagodis - approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Plagodis
Species: Phlogosaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Straight-lined Plagodis - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm - Speyside (Halton Hills) - July 2017
More Pepper & Salt Moths
Updated January 9 2019
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Updated January 9 2019
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More Labrador Carpet Moths
Updated January 15 2019
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Updated January 18 2019
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Packard's Wave - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Cyclophora
Species: Packardi
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Packard's Wave - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm - High Park - August 2018
Porcelain Gray Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Protoboarmia
Species: Porcelaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Porcelain Gray Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm - High Park - August 2018
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Updated January 18 2019
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Similar to Small Engrailed (see above)
Emerald larva - approx. 1 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Genus: Synchlora
Species: ?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subfamily: Geometrinae (Emeralds)
More Emerald Larvae
Updated February 4 2019
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Emerald larva on Tansy - approx. 1 cm - Leslie Spit - September 2017
Grey Pug larva - approx. 1.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Eupithecia
Species: Subfuscata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Grey Pug larvae have diamond shapes on back whereas
Common Tan Wave larvae have bow-ties and Common
Eupithecia larvae (see below) have arrows
More Grey Pug Moths
Updated February 7 2019
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Grey Pug larva - approx. 1.5 cm - Kortright Centre for Conservation - September 2010
Lesser Maple Spanworm Moth - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm - High Park - August 2017
Curve-toothed Geometer - approx. 5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Eutrapela
Species: Clemataria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Curve-toothed Geometer - wingspan approx. 5 cm - High Park - May 2018
More Large Maple Spanworm Moths
Updated May 11 2019
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Large Maple Spanworm - wingspan approx. 5 cm - High Park - July 2018
More Eupithecia larvae
Updated May 13 2019
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Eupithecia Moth larva - approx. 1.5 cm - High Park - July 2018
Geometer Moth larva - approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: ?
Species: ?
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Geometer Moth larva - approx. 2.5 cm - Lower Don Valley (Leaside) - June 2009
Renounced Hydriomena - wingspan approx. 3 cm - High Park - May 2017
Other Hydriomena species are similar
Many-lined Carpet - approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Anticlea
Species: Multiferata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Many-lined Carpet - wingspan approx. 2 cm - High Park - June 2018
Rheumaptera species - wingspan approx. 4 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Rheumaptera
Species: Prunivorata? (Cherry Scallop Shell)
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
The similar R. undulata is found in the west but there are
records from Ontario
More Rheumaptera Moths
Updated June 21 2019
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Rheumaptera species - wingspan approx. 4 cm - High Park - June 2019
Pero species - wingspan approx. 3.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Pero
Species: ?
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subfamily: Ennominae
More Pero Moths
Updated June 27 2019
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Pero species - wingspan approx. 3.5 cm - Rouge Park - June 2019
Oak Beauty - wingspan 3.5 to 5.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Phaeoura
Species: Quernaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subfamily: Ennominae
Oak Beauty - wingspan 3.5 to 5.5 cm - High Park - June 2019
Subfamily: Ennominae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Subfamily: Larentiinae
Subfamily: Larentiinae
Grapevine Looper Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Eulithis
Species: Gracilineata or Diversilineata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Grapevine Looper Moth - wingspan approx. 3 cm - Don Mills - July 2014
Greater Grapevine Looper (E. gracilineata) and Lesser
Grapevine Looper (E. diversilineata) are difficult to
differentiate without rearing or dissection
More Grapevine Looper Moths
Updated September 29 2016
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Subfamily: Larentiinae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Subfamily: Ennominae
More Oak Beauty Moths
Updated July 3 2019
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Powdered Bigwing - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Lobophora
Species: Nivigerata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subfamily: Larentiinae
Powdered Bigwing - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm - Rouge Park - June 2019
Hemlock Looper larva? - approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Lambdina
Species: Fiscellaria?
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Hemlock Looper larva? - approx. 3 cm - Mono Mills (Caledon) - August 2019
Common Tan Wave larva - approx. 1.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Pleuroprucha
Species: Insulsaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
More Common Tan Wave Moths
Updated February 7 2019
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Common Tan Wave larva - approx. 1.5 cm - Leslie Spit - August 2019
Juniper-twig Geometer - approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Patalene
Species: Olyzonaria
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Juniper-twig Geometer - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm - High Park - September 2019
Red-fringed Emerald - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Genus: Nemoria
Species: Bistriaria
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subfamily: Geometrinae (Emeralds)
Red-fringed Emerald - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm - Speyside (Halton HIlls) - July 2017
Similar to Red-bordered Emerald (N. lixaria)