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Species Chlorochlamys phyllinaria - Thin-lined Chlorochlamys Moth - Hodges#7074

moth on a pomegranate bush - Chlorochlamys phyllinaria - female Found in gardenTexas Panhandle.  - Chlorochlamys phyllinaria Chlorochlamys phyllinaria? - Chlorochlamys phyllinaria - male Thin-lined Chlorochlamys Moth  - Chlorochlamys phyllinaria Arizona Moth for ID - Chlorochlamys phyllinaria - female Arizona Moth - Chlorochlamys phyllinaria Chlorochlamys phyllinaria Emerald sp. - Chlorochlamys phyllinaria - female
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Geometrinae (Emeralds)
Tribe Hemitheini
Genus Chlorochlamys
Species phyllinaria (Thin-lined Chlorochlamys Moth - Hodges#7074)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chlorochlamys phyllinaria (Zeller, 1872)
Euchrostis phyllinaria Zeller, 1872
Nemoria phyllinaria
Eucrostis zelleraria Packard, 1876
Chlorochlamys vertaria Peasall, 1908
Chlorochlamys curvifera Prout, 1912
Chlorochlamys fletcheraria Sperry, 1949
* phylogenetic sequence #207825
Explanation of Names
Specific name phyllinaria is derived from Greek meaning "leaf-like". (1)
Forewing length: ♂ 6-9 mm, ♀ 7.0-10.5 mm. (2)
Adult - male antenna bipectinate, tapering to a simple tip; female antenna slender and simple. Generally recognized by its small size, intense olive green color, sometimes tan or reddish brown (Prout's type specimen), and thin, sharp whitish or yellowish lines that frequently widen abruptly at the costa. Hindwing similar but with antemedial line always lacking. Upper thorax and abdomen green, becomimg whitish towards the end, with no mid-dorsal stripe as seen in C. appellaria. (2)
Ranges discontinuously from Georgia to California, northward in the central states to Nebraska. (3)
Adults fly June through September in most of its range and March through November in the southwest. (2)
See Also
Chlorochlamys appellaria
Print References
Ferguson, D.C. 1969. A revision of the moths of the subfamily Geometrinae of America north of Mexico (Insecta, Lepidoptera). Peabody Museum Nat. Hist. Bulletin 29: 203 (2)
Ferguson, D.C. 1985. The Moths of North America. Fascicle 18.1: p.108; pl.4.42-46 (3)
Prout, L.B. 1913. Lepidoptera Heterocera. Fam. Geometridae. Subfam. Hemitheinae. Genera Insectorum, fasc. 129: 177 (Chlorochlamys curvifera)
Sperry, J.L. 1949. Two apparently new species of geometrids form the southwest. Bull. Southern California Acad. Sci. 48(2): 43 (Chlorochlamys fletcheraria)
Zeller, F.C. 1872. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamerikanischen Nachtfalter, besonders microlepidopteran. Zoologisch-Botanische Gesellschaft in Wien 22: 479
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2. A revision of the moths of the subfamily Geometrinae of America north of Mexico (Insecta, Lepidoptera)
Douglas C. Ferguson. 1969. Peabody Museum of Natural History Yale University Bulletin 29.
3.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 18.1. Geometroidea, Geometridae (Part), Geometrinae
Douglas C. Ferguson . 1985. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.