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Southern Emerald Moth

Synchlora frondaria


Relatively small, lime-green moth with small white, wavy lines. Wingspan about 15 mm.


Southern USA; Central and South America; Greater & Lesser Antilles. This one was attracted to a porch light in Edgefield County, SC.


Larval host plants include blackberry, chrysanthemum, Spanish needles and other plants. Flight period is March - October.

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South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Mar 9, 2012
Submitted on Mar 29, 2013

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