Melanolophia imitata, the western carpet or green-striped forest looper, is a moth of the family Geometridae. The species was first described by Francis Walker in 1860. It is found in western North America from southern California , north to Alaska and east to extreme south-western Alberta.
The wingspan is 34–40 mm. Adults are on wing from March to June. There is one generation per year.
- McLeod, Robin (February 28, 2018). "Species Melanolophia imitata - Western Carpet - Hodges#6618". https://bugguide.net/node/view/42200.
- "911057.00 – 6618 – Melanolophia imitata – Western Carpet Moth – (Walker, 1860)". Mississippi State University. http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=06618.
- "Species Details Melanolophia imitata". E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum. February 12, 2004. https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4300.
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