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Emerald - Synchlora aerata - male

Emerald - Synchlora aerata - Male
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
September 18, 2009
Was much smaller than my Southern Emerald yesterday.

Moved from Emeralds.

Moved from Moths.

Moved from ID Request.

This one is smaller than the Southern
It appears to be Wavy-Lined Emerald, Synchlora aerata. The body and wings are pale yellowish green, and the head may be green, red, or brown. The toothed white lines on the forewing curve outward and continue onto the hindwing.

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