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The Tulip-tree beauty (Epimecis hortaria) is a species of Ennominae found in North America. It is found throughout New England south to Florida and west to Texas and Missouri. They can be seen flying from late March to early October. Adults are nocturnal and are attracted to lights. The immature caterpillars can be found feeding on Magnolia, Asimina, Populus, Sassafras and Liriodendron.
With a wingspan of 43-55mm, E. hortaria is one of the larger Geometer moths. There are two forms, one being "Dendraria" and the other being "Carbonaria". The Dendraria has a broader median with subterminal lines while the Carbonaria is darker with white edging. The thick bodied caterpillar has a swollen 3rd thoracic segment. The caterpillar is grey to brown with darker markings, faint pinstripes and orange spiracles.
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