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Species Chlorosea margaretaria - Hodges#7014

Chlorosea margaretaria Chlorosea margaretaria - 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 Nemoriini
Genus Chlorosea
Species margaretaria (Chlorosea margaretaria - Hodges#7014)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chlorosea margaretaria Sperry, 1944 (1)
Ferguson (1985) listed the forewing length. (2)
♂ 13.5-16.5 mm.
♀ 16-18 mm.
Ferguson (1985) stated the species is "slightly smaller and paler than nevadaria or banksaria, often of a more bluish-green coloring, with a narrower, more pointed forewing and, most significantly, with a very oblique postmedial line on the forewing."
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. 25; pl. 6, figs. 1, 1a, 1 b; pl. 30, fig. 3; pl. 42, figs. 1-3. (3)
Ferguson, D.C., 1985. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 18.1. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 18; pl. 1, figs. 5-6. (2)
Sperry, J.L., 1944. A revision of the genus Chlorosea Pack., with descriptions of new species (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). The Canadian Entomologist 76, p. 37. (1)