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Emerald - Nemoria lixaria - female

Emerald - Nemoria lixaria - Female
Historic Smithville Park, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
September 5, 2014
Maybe Nemoria lixaria (Red-bordered Emerald - Hodges#7033)

Moved from Nemoria.

The lines are jagged, which helps to rule out similar species, such as Nemoria bistriaria.

Is this one IDable?

Moved from Emeralds.

Moved from Geometrid Moths.

Moved from Moths.

The red-ringed abdominal spots and tiny black discal spots are diagnostic

Nemoria bistriaria has red-ringed abdominal spots as well

I think
BG mostly sorts them based on whether or not they have black dots. Not sure if that is a valid method, but I think that is how it is often done.

Black discal spots not valid ...
Max, I see that N. bistriaria may also have black discal spots. The terminal line separates the two, with N. lixaria being wider and brighter red. It's thin and dull on N. bistriaria.

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