Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Red-fronted Emerald
Nemoria rubrifrontaria (Packard, 1873)


Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Geometrinae
Identification: Similar to Red-bordered Emerald, but without discal dots and red terminal line. White am. and pm. lines straighter. Red shading on head (frons), legs and forewing base at costa; outer scales of fringe may be pinkish. Look for 2-3 white spots ringed with red on abdomen.
Wing Span: 2.1-2.5 cm.
Life History: Two or more broods in the southern range.
Flight: April-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Northern bayberry, Ceanothus species, sheep laurel, winged sumac, sweetfern, and sweetgale.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Nova Scotia and North Carolina, west to South Dakota and Kansas.
Conservation:
NCGR: GNR
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL

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