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Pale Beauty,  Campaea perlata
Pale Beauty Photos © Kim Hosen; suburban backyard, Woodbridge, VA
Top - May 2011; Lower - May 2015

Pale Beauty
Campaea perlata
Family: Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)

Wingspan: 1 - 2 inches

Flight period: Adults fly May to September

Habitat: Coniferous, mixed, and deciduous forests and shrubby areas; adults are nocturnal and come to light at night

Caterpillar host plants: a variety of coniferous and deciduous trees and shrubs, including alder, ash, basswood, beech, birch, blueberry, cherry, elm, maple, oak and pine

Range: eastern U. S. south to North Carolina; Alaska across Canada to Nova Scotia and south to central California, Arizona and Colorado.