Costaconvexa centrostrigaria

Costaconvexa centrostrigaria, the traveller or bent-line carpet, is a moth in the family Geometridae. 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]

Costaconvexa centrostrigaria
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Scientific classification
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 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.


  1. ^ mothphotographersgroup
  2. ^ Kimber, Ian. "The Traveller Costaconvexa centrostrigaria". ukmoths. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  3. ^ Fauna Europaea
  4. ^ Bug Guide

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