Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Red-bordered Emerald
Nemoria lixaria (Guenée, 1857)

Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Geometrinae
Identification: Wings pale green with jagged white am. and pm. lines and red terminal lines. Tiny black discal dots on all wings; fringe checkered red and white. Abdominal spots white ringed with red. Melanic specimens brownish green with dark brown lines and fringe.
Wing Span: 2-3 cm.
Life History:
Flight: April-June and July-October northward; all year in the southern U.S. states.
Caterpillar Hosts: Red oak.
Adult Food:
Range: Coastal New Jersey to Florida, west to Arkansas and eastern Texas.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL