Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
(Hy. Edwards, 1884) (1)
Geomerra iridaria var. consequaria Hy. Edwards, 1884
Dichorda perpendiculara (Warren, 1904)
Edwards (1884) original description as Geomerra iridaria var. consequaria, and other descriptions are available online in the print references below.
Wide white transverse lines are straight and often have white shading.
Forewing outer margin is less convex and appear more pointed than N. iridaria.
Forewing ventral (underside) postmedial line is usually double. (single in N. iridaria).
Forewing veins beyond the postmedial are usually streaked with white; much less so in N. iridaria.
to Mexico, and Central America. (2)
Described from Veracruz, Jalapa. (2)
Ferguson (1985) reported a short flight from mid-April to May with the main flight from June to October. (2)
Ferguson 1985 reported the early stages and host were unknown. (2)
Moths of Southeastern Arizona(3)
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Edwards, H., 1884. Notes on Mexican Lepidoptera with descriptions of new species. Papilio
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: 130. (1)
Ferguson, D.C., 1985. The Moths of North America. Fascicle 18.1 Geometroidea, Geometridae (Part), Geometrinae
. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 75; pl. 3.45-47. (2)
Warren, 1904. New American Thyrididae, Uraniidae and Geometridae. Novitates Zoologicae