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Species Chlorosea nevadaria - Hodges#7012

Chlorosea nevadaria Chlorosea nevadaria cf Chlorosea margaretaria - Chlorosea nevadaria cf Chlorosea margaretaria - Chlorosea nevadaria Chlorosea nevadaria
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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 Nemoriini
Genus Chlorosea
Species nevadaria (Chlorosea nevadaria - Hodges#7012)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chlorosea nevadaria Packard, 1873 (1), (2)
syn. Chlorosea proutaria Pearsall, 1911
There are four named Chlorosea species found in America north of Mexico. (3), (1)
Forewing length: (1)
♂ 16.5-19.5 mm
♀ 15.5-19.5 mm
The postmedial line of the forewing is nearly parallel to the outer margin. The abdomen has no markings. (1)
California, Arizona and Colorado to British Columbia and Alberta. (4), (5), (3), (6), (1)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Usually found at elevations of 5,000 to 9,000 feet.(1)
Adults are most often reported from June to August. (1)
Unknown. (1)
Photo posted on Bug Guide of adult perched on mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus ledifolius) Nutt.
Life Cycle
Life cycle is unknown.(1)
See Also
Chlorosea banksaria, which is nearly identical but has red markings on the abdomen and is found in the Pacific Coast region.

Chlorosea margaretaria, in which the postmedial line is oblique, running from the middle of the inner margin towards the apex.
Compare to other related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Print References
Ferguson, D.C. 1985. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 18.1, p. 16; pl. 1.1-4.(1)
Packard, 1874. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History. 16: 31.
Pearsall, 1911. The Canadian Entomologist. 43: 250.