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Species Chlorochlamys triangularis - Hodges#7072

Synchlora aerata? - Chlorochlamys triangularis - male Synchlora aerata? - Chlorochlamys triangularis - male Synchlora aerata? - Chlorochlamys triangularis Emerald Moth? - Chlorochlamys triangularis Chlorochlamys triangularis Geometridae: Chlorochlamys triangularis - Chlorochlamys triangularis Emerald moth - Chlorochlamys triangularis - male 7072  - Chlorochlamys triangularis - male
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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 Hemitheini
Genus Chlorochlamys
Species triangularis (Chlorochlamys triangularis - Hodges#7072)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chlorochlamys triangularis Prout, 1912 (1), (2)
Forewing length:(2)
♂ 8-10 mm.
♀ 9-10.5 mm.
Adult: (2)
Green-gray except when faded. A rare cream form exists in southeast Califronia and Nevada.
No discal spots.
No antemedial line on the hindwing.
Usually has a pale line the length of the abdomen on the dorsal surface (no spots or circles).
Additional description and notes online (not original description): (198), (1)

California(3) to western Texas and north to British Columbia; Mexico. (2), (4), (3), (3), (4)
Widely overlaps with the similar Chlorochlamys appellaria in the Southwest, and replaces Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria west of the Rocky Mountains. (2)
Type locality: USA: California, Mendocino Co., Head of Noyo [Creek]. (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Most records are from April to December. (5)
Host plant is unknown. (2)
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, p. 198. (1)
Ferguson, D.C. 1985. The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 18.1. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 106; pl. 4.31-33.(2)