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Showy Emerald

Dichorda iridaria


Pale bluish green wings have broad white AM and PM lines that blend into ground color. White costal streak is mottled gray near base, Tiny black discal spots mark all wings. Wingspan 20-30 mm Hodges #7053 Hosts are Poison ivy, staghorn sumac, and winged sumac.


Rich mesic woods


My favorite emerald. I have all 3 host plants in my yard.

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DianePlatcoBrooks 7 years ago

bugGirl I am just realizing just how much poison ivy I have here in the yard, and I'm allowing every bit of it to grow. There are several other very cool moths that use it for a host plant too. I'm lucky that I don't get any skin reaction to the plant.

JKbugGirl 7 years ago

wow so tiny! Guess i should go snooping in my poison ivy! :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Beautifulll :)

DianePlatcoBrooks 8 years ago

Thank you Mona

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago


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Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jul 20, 2013
Submitted on Jul 27, 2013

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