Dark-Banded Geometer (Ecliptopera atricolorata)
Detailing the physical features, habits, territorial reach and other identifying qualities of the Dark-Banded Geometer.
Updated: 6/18/2018; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ©www.InsectIdentification.org
The rich, coffee-colored Dark-banded Geometer's creamy lines and streaks create a pattern that even the best barista could not copy.
Little is known about the Dark-Banded Geometer. The dark brown wings have tan lines that create an intricate pattern resulting in a dark brown spot and rectangle near the center of each forewing that may or may not be connected. The lower edge of the forewings has a line filled with waves. Hindwings are a lighter shade of brown with fewer lines decorating them. The bottom of the wings are fringed. What they eat, what their larvae eat, and details about their lifecycle are unknown.