Costaconvexa centrostrigaria

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Costaconvexa centrostrigaria
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Costaconvexa
Species: C. centrostrigaria
Binomial name
Costaconvexa centrostrigaria
(Wollaston, 1858)[1]
  • Coremia centrostrigaria Wollaston, 1858
  • Orthonama centrostrigaria
  • Costaconvexa mediata (Walker, 1862)
  • Costaconvexa latirupta (Walker, 1866)
  • Costaconvexa luscinata (Zeller, 1873)
  • Costaconvexa interruptata (Rebel, 1894)
  • Costaconvexa paranensis (Schaus, 1901)

The Traveller or Bent-line Carpet (Costaconvexa centrostrigaria) is a moth in the Geometridae family. It is native to most of North America, except the Arctic. It is an introduced species in Great Britain,[2] the Canary Islands, the Azores and Madeira.[3]

The wingspan is 17–23 mm. The wings are pale gray to reddish-brown. The antemedial and postmedial lines form dark brown bands. There is a small black discal spot on all wings. The species is sexually dimorphic. Males have mostly grey wings while females have a dark median area.[4] Adults are on wing from May to October in Ontario, March to November in north-eastern North America and year round in Texas and the west. There are two or more generations per year.

The larvae feed on Polygonum species.