Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ferguson, 1969 (1)
There are 36 named Nemoria
species in America north of Mexico.(3)
The original description of Nemoria zelotes
Ferguson, is available online in the print references below. (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)
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)
Early stages and host plant are unknown. (2)
Compare on the archived photos of living moths
plates of Moth Photographers Group.
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)