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Synchlora aerata - male

Synchlora aerata - Male
Appledore Island in the Isles of Shoals, Maine, USA
August 25, 2007
Appledore Island had many large moths I had never seen before. While some were almost everywhere, others, like this emerald, were seen only once & never found again during my stay there. :)

My thought is wavy lined emerald
My thought is wavy lined emerald--

and I think yours may be a male based on the little bit of feathering I can see from the part of the antenae that are showing

Please don't be offended
but I find the inclusion of "Appledore" in the title of many of your submissions a bit confusing. To a beginner like me, I keep thinking that you've ID'd these bugs already (eg. an "Appledore Moth"). Given that the location comes up right underneath the photo, maybe the Appledore in the title is redundant? Again, just a minor suggestion - no offense is intended.

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