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Digrammia triviata (Barnes & McDunnough)

  • Latin name: Digrammia triviata (Barnes & McDunnough)
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  • Order: Lepidoptera
  • Family: Geometridae


British Columbia

This species is distributed throughout the host range in the interior of British Columbia south of 530 latitude; it also extends to Washington.



Damage, symptoms and biology

Digrammia triviata is a relatively uncommon innocuous solitary defoliator.

Mature larva up to 26 mm long. Head, brown, white line over each lobe, frontal triangle black. This species has two distinct colour morphs. The dorsum of the more common rusty brown morph has a white I marking separating each abdominal segment and lateral white triangular markings. The less common grey morph has similar markings.

This species overwinters in the egg stage. Larvae are present from early July to early September, pupation occurs from mid-August to September, and adults emerge from late August to September.

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Diet and feeding behaviour

  • Phyllophagous : Feeds on the leaves of plants.
    • Free-living defoliator: Feeds on and moves about freely on foliage.
Information on host(s)

Digrammia triviata is restricted to Rocky Mountain juniper.

Main host(s)

Rocky Mountain juniper


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