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Species Nemoria zelotes - Hodges#7036

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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 Nemoriini
Genus Nemoria
Species zelotes (Nemoria zelotes - Hodges#7036)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nemoria zelotes Ferguson, 1969 (1), (2)
There are 36 named Nemoria species in America north of Mexico.(3), (2)
Forewing length: (2)
♂ 12-14 mm.
♀ 13.5-16.5 mm.
The original description of Nemoria zelotes Ferguson, is available online in the print references below. (1)

Adult: (2), (1)
Intense green color with whitish fringe.
Forewing terminal line is deep-red and strong.
Reddish discal spots.
Forewing postmedial line is thin, white and straight.
Forewing antemedial line is thin, white and irregular but evenly curved.
Abdomen dorsal surface has pure white spots lined with reddish-brown.
Arizona, New Mexico. (2), (3), (4)
Type locality: USA: Arizona, Santa Cruz Co., Santa Rita Mountains, Madera Canyon @4880'.(2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults are most common from March to October (two flights). (2), (1), (3)
Early stages and host plant are unknown. (2)
See Also
Compare on the archived photos of living moths and pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Ferguson, D.C. 1969. A Revision of the Moths of the Subfamily Geometrinae of America North of Mexico (Insecta, Lepidoptera). p. 77; pl. 13, figs. 3, 3a, 3b; pl. 33, fig. 5; pl. 44, figs. 27-29. (1)
Ferguson, D.C. 1985. The Moths of North America. Fascicle 18.1 Geometroidea, Geometridae (Part), Geometrinae, p. 53, pl. 2.33-36. (2)
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 Southeast Arizona