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Geometrid Emerald moth

Chlorocoma melocrossa


a medium sized moth

2 Species ID Suggestions

Geometrid Emerald moth
Chlorocoma melocrossa Guenée, 1857 Chlorocoma melocrossa

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JennytheTurtle 11 years ago

YAY! Seems like the one :D Thanks for the ID help!

LeanneGardner 11 years ago

Lovely moth Jenny :)

bayucca 11 years ago

I agree with Chlorocoma melocrossa.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

Hi Jenny.. you are probably right - the ID (Eucrostes disparata) might not be correct but I wouldn't fixate too much on the shade of colour. With moths I have found it's most important to match the spots, lines, patterns more than the shades. As you may know moths can lose their scales which changes their appearance. Also different effects occur with different cameras and flashes etc. Good luck with searching for the exact ID.. if I get a chance I will look closer later...

JennytheTurtle 11 years ago

Hmm, it still seems to be the wrong IDs. They are very close but this moth is just a different colour.

ok Argy Bee.. will take care of it next time.. Thank you :-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

Hi Prashasti. When you think you have an ID for something it's a good idea to check if it lives in the area it was found. Nemoria bistriaria is endemic to North America. I think the most likely candidate for this one is Eucrostes disparata.

looks like green moth nemoria bistriaria

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New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Sep 18, 2012
Submitted on Sep 29, 2012

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