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Stenoporpia pulmonaria satisfacta (Barnes and McDunnough)

  • Latin name: Stenoporpia pulmonaria satisfacta (Barnes and McDunnough)
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  • Order: Lepidoptera
  • Family: Geometridae


British Columbia

This species is generally distributed throughout the southern interior of British Columbia; it also occurs south to California.



Damage, symptoms and biology

Stenoporpia pulmonaria satisfacta is a common innocuous solitary defoliator.

Mature larva up to 35 mm long. Head, light grey with black markings. Body, rusty grey variously marked; cream coloured T markings on dorum near posterior margin of each segment.

This species overwinters as a mid-instar larva. Larval feeding resumes in the spring and continues until June. Pupation occurs in June or July; adults emerge in July or August, mate and lay eggs. Larvae emerge soon after and feed until the onset of cooler weather in fall.

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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)

The principal host of Stenoporpia pulmonaria satisfacta is Douglas-fir; other hosts include ponderosa pine and western hemlock.

Main host(s)

Ponderosa pine, Rocky Mountain Douglas-fir, western hemlock


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