Butterflies and Moths of Southern Vancouver Island--Jeremy B. Tatum



Coryphista meadii

Barberry Geometer



The caterpillar of this moth is sometimes found in gardens on Barberry, though the two eggs illustrated here, measuring 0.71 mm x 0.51 mm, were found on the underside of a leaf of the related Oregon Grape, Mahonia aquifolium, on May 16, 2005. The caterpillars hatched the following day, and grew astonishingly quickly, the adult moths emerging on June 15 and 16, a bare month later.

Go to next species
Go to previous species
Go to Table of Contents
Go to Index
Go to Title Page