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Species Synchlora faseolaria - Hodges#7067

Small green moth... Geometrinae? - Synchlora faseolaria - male emerald 2 - Synchlora faseolaria - male Emerald Moth - Nemoria vs Dichorda - Synchlora faseolaria 7067  - Synchlora faseolaria 7067 - Synchlora faseolaria - male 7067  - Synchlora faseolaria - male Nemoria pulcherrima - Synchlora faseolaria - female 7067   - Synchlora faseolaria
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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 Synchlorini
Genus Synchlora
Species faseolaria (Synchlora faseolaria - Hodges#7067)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Described in 1857 or 1858 by Achille Guénée as Nemoria faseolarea.
Listed by Nomina Nearctica as Cheteoscelis faseolaria
Listed by The Global Lepidoptera Names Index as Merochlora faseolaria
Annemoria faseolaria
Chlorosea pervidaria of Packard, 1876 is generally agreed to be a synonym for this species.
Explanation of Names
faseolaria is possibly from faseolus, a variant of phaseolus, which comes from Greek phaselos (φασηλος) or phasiolos (φασιολος)- "a type of bean". It might also be from phaselus, a Latin word for a boat similar in shape to a bean pod.
The ending -aria is a suffix usually meaning “pertaining to, connected with”
Wing length 10-12 mm
Bright green moth with white hindwings that have some green toward the back edge.
Like its larval host plant, Artemisia californica, pretty much restricted to California, in areas of some coastal influence.
Scrub and chaparral areas at lower elevations
In northern California, flies in June/July. In southern California, reported for most of the year.
Larvae feed on Artemisia californica, California Sagebrush.
Said to show geographic variation from the northern to southern ends of its range