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.
Scientific Name: Ecliptopera atricolorata
Butterfly or Moth
Size (Adult; Length): 23mm to 28mm (0.90in to 1.09in)
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Butterfly and Moth Anatomy
Antennae: Butterflies and Moths have a pair of antennae on the head used as sensors.
Head: The head is home to the insect's eyes, antennae, and proboscis.
Thorax: Home to the three pairs of legs as well as vital internal organs.
Abdomen: Contains vital internal organs such as the heart(s) and reproduction facilities.
Forewing: The upper, forward wing pair used for flying.
Hindwing: The lower, rearward wing pair used for flying.
NOTE: Butterflies and Moths are part of the Lepidopteran order as they share many similarities.