Cleora projecta
Cleora projecta  (Purplish Double-lined Gray)
Field Marks

Extremely similar to C. sublunaria. The best character for this moth is a whitish median area and slight purplish cast overall, rather than a greenish cast as in sublunaria.



Distribution pattern: Eastern.

Cleora projecta
Rindge 1972
McGuffin 1977

Cleora projecta
Cleora sublunaria

Similar Species

Cleora sublunaria


McGuffin WC. 1977. Guide to the Geometridae of Canada (Lepidoptera) II. Subfamily Ennominae. 2. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 101: 1-125.

Rindge FH. 1972. A review of the North American moths of the genus Cleora (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). American Museum Novitates no. 2482. 15 pp.

Forbes WTM. 1948. Lepidoptera of New York and neighboring states: part II. Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station memoir 274.

Covell CV. 1984. A field guide to the moths of Eastern North America. Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston. 496 pp.