Iridopsis vellivolata
Iridopsis vellivolata  (Large Purplish Gray)
Field Marks

Distinctive purplish cast to medium gray wings. Shading is warm red-brown.


Line pattern resembles that of , but coloration is very different. I. humaria may also have a purplish cast, but it is considerably smaller and has a different line pattern.


Distribution pattern: Eastern

Iridopsis vellivolata
Rindge 1966
McGuffin 1977
Reilly pers obs
Morris 1980

Iridopsis vellivolata
Iridopsis humaria
Iridopsis defectaria
Iridopsis ephyraria
Iridopsis larvaria
Iridopsis cypressaria
Iridopsis pergracilis

Life History

Fairly uncommon.

Similar Species

Iridopsis defectaria

Iridopsis humaria


Rindge FH. 1966. A revision of the moth genus Anacamptodes (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 132 (3): 177-243.

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

Morris RF. 1980. Butterflies and moths of Newfoundland and Labrador: The macrolepidoptera. Agriculture Canada Publication 1691. 407pp.