Ferguson's Scallop Shell Moth Rheumaptera prunivorata (Ferguson, 1955)    Synonyms: Cherry Scallop Shell Moth, Hodges #7292, Hydria prunivorata.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Geometridae   >   Genus Rheumaptera   

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"These two species (R. prunivorata/undulata) are nearly indistinguishable as adults, but the caterpillars have quite different appearance and behaviors. R. prunivorata is gregarious, has white sides and a black back, and can sometimes be a pest on Black Cherry. It ties up and kills an entire shoot. R. undulata caterpillars are solitary and have less striking coloration" (Wagner, 2005).

There are 52 records in the project database.

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A Ferguson's Scallop Shell Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/16/2017). Verified by A. Hendrickson/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Ferguson's Scallop Shell Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (8/8/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

A Ferguson's Scallop Shell Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (6/25/2017). Photo by John Rinker. (MBP list)

Ferguson's Scallop Shell Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/25/2019). (c) Emily L. Stanley, all rights reserved. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

Ferguson's Scallop Shell Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (8/8/2020). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Ferguson's Scallop Shell Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/29/2015). Photo by Mark Eanes. (MBP list)

A Ferguson's Scallop Shell Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/25/2019). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

Ferguson's Scallop Shell Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (8/8/2020). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Ferguson's Scallop Shell Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (8/17/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Ferguson's Scallop Shell Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/28/2018). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Ferguson's Scallop Shell Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/24/2015). (c) Cyndy Sims Parr, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA). Photo by csparr via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Ferguson's Scallop Shell Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (9/12/2017). Photo by Mark Eanes. (MBP list)

A Ferguson's Scallop Shell Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/10/2017). Photo by Mark Eanes. (MBP list)

A Ferguson's Scallop Shell Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland. Photo by Bob Patterson. (MBP list)

A Ferguson's Scallop Shell Moth collected in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/28/2002). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Ferguson's Scallop Shell Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/20/). Specimen provided by John Glaser. Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A Ferguson's Scallop Shell Moth caterpillar in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/1/2019). Determined by Bob Biagi/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)


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