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Wavy-lined Emerald - Synchlora aerata Wingspan: about 15 mm. Green wings with wavy, white AM and PM lines. All four wings have pale green fringe. Abdomen has a white dorsal stripe running the entire length.<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to 385-395 nm black lights in a rural area. Geotagged,Moth,Summer,Synchlora aerata,United States,Wavy-lined emerald moth Click/tap to enlarge

Wavy-lined Emerald - Synchlora aerata

Wingspan: about 15 mm. Green wings with wavy, white AM and PM lines. All four wings have pale green fringe. Abdomen has a white dorsal stripe running the entire length.

Habitat: Attracted to 385-395 nm black lights in a rural area.

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''Synchlora aerata'', the wavy-lined emerald moth or camouflaged looper, is a species of moth of the Geometridae family. It is found in most of North America.

The wingspan is about 17 mm. Adults are green with scalloped or wavy white transverse lines.

The larvae feed on a wide variety of plants, including the flower heads of composite flowers and other flowering plants, as well as shrubs and trees. Recorded food plants include ''Aster'', ''Rudbeckia'', ''Liatris'', ''Solidago'',.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jul 20, 2019. Captured Jul 18, 2019 22:44 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm