Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zotheca viridifera Grote, 1882
Phylogenetic sequence #
Explanation of Names
Viridifera from Latin viridis meaning "green".
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed two species of the genus Oslaria
are in America north of Mexico. (2)
Forewing length about 14 mm with the females slightly larger than males.
Adult: forewing light green with darker grayish-green patches along costa in median and subterminal areas, and another diffuse patch in lower median area; AM line straight; PM line curved, and has an obvious wiggle where it bends under reniform spot; terminal line thin, dark; fringe light green; hindwing slightly paler green than forewing, with indistinct PM line, dark terminal line, and green fringe.
Southern Arizona to southern Texas; northern Mexico. (3)
Riparian oak and juniper woodlands.
Adults fly in July through early October.
Grote, A.R. 1882. New species and notes on structure of moths and genera. The Canadian Entomologist
, 14(11): (217)