Synchlora aerata

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Synchlora aerata
Kaldari Synchlora aerata 01.jpg
Scientific classification
S. aerata
Binomial name
Synchlora aerata
  • Phalaena aerata Fabricius, 1798
  • Aplodes glaucaria Guenée, 1857
  • Geometra mimicata Walker, 1866
  • Aplodes rubivora Riley, 1869
  • Synchlora rubrifrontaria Packard, 1873
  • Eunemoria gracilaria Packard, 1873
  • Synchlora rubivoraria Packard, 1876
  • Synchlora albolineata Packard, 1873
  • Synchlora albolinearia Packard, 1876
  • Synchlora liquoraria Guenée, 1857
  • Eunemoria tricoloraria Packard, 1874

Synchlora aerata, the wavy-lined emerald moth or camouflaged looper, is a species of moth of the family Geometridae. The species was described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1798. It is found in most of North America.

The wingspan is about 17 mm. Adults are green with scalloped or wavy white transverse lines.[3]

The larvae feed on a wide variety of plants, including the flower heads of composite flowers and other flowering plants, as well as shrubs and trees.[4] Recorded food plants include Aster, Rudbeckia, Liatris, Solidago, Artemisia, Achillea and Rubus species. They attach bits of the plant tissue on which they are feeding along their backs. The species overwinters as a partially grown larva.


  • Synchlora aerata aerata (Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Arkansas, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, southern Ontario, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Maryland)
  • Synchlora aerata albolineata Packard, 1873 (from Newfoundland to Alberta and south to Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York, Maine, New England, Massachusetts, northern Connecticut. It is also found in southern Manitoba)
  • Synchlora aerata liquoraria Guenée, 1857 (from California, Arizona and New Mexico to British Columbia and Alberta. It is also found in South Dakota)


  1. ^ Savela, Markku. "Synchlora aerata (Fabricius, 1798)". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  2. ^ "910639.00 – 7058 – Synchlora aerata – Wavy-lined Emerald Moth – (Fabricius, 1798)". North American Moth Photographers Group. Mississippi State University. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  3. ^ Anweiler, G. G. (December 10, 2003). "Species Page - Synchlora aerata". Entomology Collection. University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  4. ^ Rose, Joshua Stuart (April 22, 2019). "Species Synchlora aerata - Wavy-lined Emerald - Hodges#7058". BugGuide. Retrieved April 23, 2019.

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