Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Smaller Parasa
Parasa chloris (Herrich-Schäffer, [1854])

Family: Limacodidae
Identification: Thorax green. Forewing brown with large green patch that has a nearly straight outer edge. No darker brown patch in brown terminal border as in Parasa indetermina. Hindwing yellowish with broad brownish border.
Wing Span: 1.8-2.7 cm.
Life History:
Flight: May-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Woody plants, such as apple, dogwood, elms, and oaks.
Adult Food:
Range: New York to Florida, west to Missouri and Mississippi.
Conservation: More common than Parasa indetermina.
Management Needs:
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