Synchlora aerata

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Synchlora aerata
Kaldari Synchlora aerata 01.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Synchlora
Species: S. aerata
Binomial name
Synchlora aerata
(Fabricius, 1798)[1][2]
Synonyms
  • 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 Geometridae family. 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.

Subspecies[edit]

  • 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)

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