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Species Chloropteryx tepperaria - Angle-winged Emerald - Hodges#7075

Angle-winged Emerald - Chloropteryx tepperaria - male 7075 angle-winged emerald - Chloropteryx tepperaria - Chloropteryx tepperaria Angle-winged Emerald Moth - Chloropteryx tepperaria - male Hethemia pistasciaria - Pistachio Emerald (?) - Chloropteryx tepperaria NC Emerald Moth? - Chloropteryx tepperaria Green moth - Chloropteryx tepperaria - male Geometrinae sp. - Chloropteryx tepperaria - male Hemitheini sp. - Chloropteryx tepperaria - male
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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 Chloropteryx
Species tepperaria (Angle-winged Emerald - Hodges#7075)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chloropteryx tepperaria (Hulst, 1886) (1), (2)
Has been listed incorrectly elsewhere as C. teppararia.
Phylogenetic sequence # 207850
There are three named species of Chloropteryx in America north of Mexico. (3), (1), (2)
Forewing length: (1), (2)
♂ 9-10.5 mm.
♀ 9.5-12 mm.
New Jersey to Florida(4),(5) and west to Texas(6), Oklahoma(7). (3), (8)
Adults fly from March to October; year round in Florida(4). (3), (1), (2)
Host plants: (2), (4)
Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich. (bald cypress).
Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carrière (eastern hemlock).
Rhus copallina L. (winged sumac). (4)
See Also
Compare to others on the archived photos of living moths and pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Covell, C.V. 1984. Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths. p. 375 & plate 46 #11 (9)
Ferguson, D.C., 1985. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 18.1: p. 111; pl. 4.69-72.(1)