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Species Dichorda iridaria - Showy Emerald - Hodges#7053

Green Moth - Dichorda iridaria Showy Emerald Moth - Dichorda iridaria Showy Emerald Moth larva - Dichorda iridaria Hodges #7053 - Showy Emerald Moth - Dichorda iridaria - male Dichorda iridaria? - Dichorda iridaria - male showy emerald - Dichorda iridaria Please help us to identify this moth. - Dichorda iridaria - female Dichorda iridaria? - Dichorda iridaria - male
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Classification
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 Dichorda
Species iridaria (Showy Emerald - Hodges#7053)
Hodges Number
7053
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichorda iridaria (Guenée, [1857])
Geometra iridaria Guenee, 1857
Geometra remotaria Walker, 1861
Slossonia latipennis Hulst, 1898
Phalaena albolineata Martyn, 1797
Phylogenetic Sequence # 207275
Numbers
Subspecies:
Dichorda iridaria iridaria (from Texas to Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Missouri, Kansas)
Dichorda iridaria remotaria (Walker, 1861) (from Florida to South Carolina)
Size
Wingspan about 25-28 mm (1)
Range
eastern half of North America (1)(2)(3)
Food
larval foodplants:
Rhus typhina (Staghorn Sumac)
Rhus copallina (Shining Sumac or Winged Sumac)
Life Cycle
larva on poison ivy, older larva, adult
See Also
Moth Photographers Group - photograph of pinned adult and related species for comparison.
Print References
Ferguson, D.C. 1969. A Revision of the Moths of the Subfamily Geometrinae of America North of Mexico (Insecta, Lepidoptera). (4)
Ferguson, D.C. 1985. The Moths of North America. Fascicle 18.1. Geometroidea, Geometridae (Part), Geometrinae. (5)