Macaria sp., either Macaria distribuaria (Hübner, 1825) or Macaria sanfordi (Rindge, 1958), to MV light, Kissimmee, Florida, 4/5 May 2015
A perfect match for this species, not resembling any other Speranza, Digrammia or Macaria on MPG. Hindwings much paler.
ID verified by BAMONA.
This bad photo makes it look browner than it was - the overall impression was of a pale greenish-white moth. Under oaks. About 1" across; might be the same species as today's other observation...?
It may be common but I don't believe it's promiscuous.
The Macariini are a tribe of geometer moths in the Ennominae subfamily. Though they share many traits with the Sterrhinae, this is probably plesiomorphic rather than indicative of a close relationship, and DNA sequence data points to the Boarmiini as particularly close relatives of the Macariini. All things considered, this tribe might still resemble the very first Ennominae more than any other living lineage in the subfamily.