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Species Dichorda iridaria - Showy Emerald - Hodges#7053

Showy Emerald Moth - Dichorda iridaria 7053 - Dichorda iridaria Emerald - Dichorda iridaria Showy Emerald Moth larva - Dichorda iridaria Showy Emerald - Hodges#7053 - Dichorda iridaria Showy Emerald - Dichorda iridaria - male Showy Emerald Moth - Dichorda iridaria Dichorda iridaria – Showy Emerald Moth - Dichorda iridaria
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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, [1858])

Phylogenetic sequence # 207275
Size
Wingspan about 25-28 mm
Range
Small eastern range of Arkansas to Iowa and east to New York
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). (1)
Ferguson, D.C. 1985. The Moths of North America. Fascicle 18.1. Geometroidea, Geometridae (Part), Geometrinae. (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1. A revision of the moths of the subfamily Geometrinae of America north of Mexico (Insecta, Lepidoptera)
Douglas C. Ferguson. 1969. Peabody Museum of Natural History Yale University Bulletin 29.
2.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 18.1. Geometroidea, Geometridae (Part), Geometrinae
Douglas C. Ferguson . 1985. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.