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

Upcoming Events

Interested in a 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico?

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 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.

Previous events


Species Nemoria elfa - Cypress Emerald Moth - Hodges#7029

Nemoria elfa Emerald - Nemoria elfa Nemoria elfa First Instar - Nemoria elfa Nemoria elfa - Hodge's #7029 - Nemoria elfa Nemoria elfa Nemoria elfa - Cypress Emerald Moth - Hodges#7029 - Nemoria elfa - male Nemoria elfa - Cypress Emerald Moth - Nemoria elfa Nemoria elfa
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 elfa (Cypress Emerald Moth - Hodges#7029)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nemoria elfa Ferguson, 1969 (1), (2)
Phylogenetic sequence # 206650
Ferguson (1985) listed the forewing length. (2)
Males 9-10 mm.
Females 9-12 mm.
Ferguson (1985) first reports the brown forms with red terminal line. (2)
See Also
Nemoria extremaria
Print References
Ferguson, D.C., 1969. A revision of the moths of the subfamily Geometrinae of America North of Mexico (Insecta, Lepidoptera). Peabody Museum of Natural History Yale University Bulletin 29.(1)
Ferguson, D.C., 1985. The Moths of North America. Fascicle 18.1 Geometroidea, Geometridae (Part), Geometrinae. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 34; pl. 2.3-8.(2)