Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Phoenix Emerald Moth
Dichordophora phoenix (Prout, 1912)

Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Geometrinae
Wing Span: 2.5-3.3 cm
Life History:
Flight: Arizona and Texas records from April to November. California records from December to May.
Caterpillar Hosts: Larvae feed on Skunkbush Sumac (Rhus trilobata).
Adult Food:
Habitat: Deserts
Range: California and Nevada to Colorado and Texas.
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.