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Maple looper moth
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Scientific classification
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Parallelia
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P. bistriaris
Binomial name
Parallelia bistriaris
Hübner, 1818
Synonyms
  • Parallelia amplissima (Walker, 1858)
  • Poaphila amplissima Walker, 1858

Parallelia bistriaris, the maple looper moth, is a moth of the family Erebidae. The species was first described by Jacob Hübner in 1818. It is found in eastern North America.

The wingspan is 33–43 mm. Adults are on wing from April to September. There is one generation per year.

The larvae feed on various trees, including birch, maple, and walnut.

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