Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Dichorda illustraria - Hodges#7055

Dichorda sp emerald moth? - Dichorda illustraria Dichorda illustraria ? - Dichorda illustraria - male Dichorda illustraria - male Dichorda illustraria - Hodges#7055, right? - Dichorda illustraria 7055 - Dichorda illustraria Dichorda illustraria  - Dichorda illustraria Emerald - Dichorda illustraria 7055   - Dichorda illustraria
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
Classification
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 Nemoriini
Genus Dichorda
Species illustraria (Dichorda illustraria - Hodges#7055)
Hodges Number
7055
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichorda illustraria (Hulst, 1886) (1), (2)
Geometra illustraria Hulst, 1886
Phylogenetic sequence # 207325
Numbers
There are four named species of Dichorda in America north of Mexico. (3), (2)
Size
Forewing length. (2)
♂ 14-18 mm.
♀ 18-22 mm.
Identification
The original description as Geometra illustraria Hulst, is available online at the link in the print references below.
Range
Coastal Oregon south to Baja California with the Sierra Nevada and Transverse Ranges the eastern limit. (4)
Season
Adults fly June to September in northern California and Oregon
Two broods in southern California and Baja with adults seen March to November. (4)
Food
Larval hosts include. (2)
Rhus laurina
Rhus trilobata
Ribes sp.
See Also

-
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Ferguson, D.C. 1985. The Moths of North America. Fascicle 18.1, Geometroidea, Geometridae (Part), Geometrinae. p. 75, pl. 3.45-47. (2)
Hulst, G.D. 1886. New species of Geometridae, No. 2. Entomologica Americana. 2: 121 .
Powell, J.A., & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, pl. 31.19; p. 221.(4)
Internet References
Works Cited
1. 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.
2.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 18.1. Geometroidea, Geometridae (Part), Geometrinae
Douglas C. Ferguson . 1985. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.