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White Slant-line Moth (Tetracis cachexiata)

Detailing the physical features, habits, territorial reach and other identifying qualities of the White Slant-line Moth

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Like a modern minimalist, the White Slant-line Moth is clean and bright with well-defined edges allowing just a hint of color to make a real impact.

Updated: 07/15/2021; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ©www.InsectIdentification.org
The White Slant-line is a bright white moth with pointed wing tips. The head, antennae, thorax, and legs are all white. A solid orange line crosses each forewing at a slight angle. The smaller hindwings are completely white. A long white fringe runs along the bottom and inner edges of the wings.

White Slant-line Moths have a large range that covers most of North America. Their caterpillars are twig mimics, like other members of the Geometer family. Their brown, narrow bodies hold on to a branch at one end and stretch away from the branch to hide among the twigs and leaves. This species is well-adapted to various habitats and its larvae feed from a variety of common trees like pine, arbor vitae, maple, cherry, alder, poplar, birch, oak, and elm.

General Characteristics
Capability, Shape, Texture/Pattern, Benefits, Dangers
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Taxonomic Hierarchy
Species Breakdown
Kingdom: Animalia
  Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Insecta
      Order: Lepidoptera
        Family: Geometridae
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          Genus: Tetracis
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            Species: cachexiata
Identifying Information
Size, Colors, Features
Scientific Name: Tetracis cachexiata
Category: Butterfly or Moth
Size (Adult; Length): 34mm to 50mm (1.33" to 1.96")
Colorwheel Graphic Colors: white, orange
Descriptors: pointy, edge, stripe, line, flying

Relative Size Comparison
Typical Size Between 34mm (1.3in) and 50mm (2.0in)
Lo: 34mm
Md: 42mm
Hi: 50mm
Territorial Map*
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* MAP NOTES: The territorial heat map above showcases (in red) the states and territories of North America where the White Slant-line Moth may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data is useful when attempting to see concentrations of particular species across the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some insects are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America. States/Territories shown above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the White Slant-line Moth. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.


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