Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Oblique-striped Emerald Moth
Synchlora bistriaria (Packard, 1876)

Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Geometrinae
Identification: forewing bright green with two almost straight and almost parallel white lines crossing wing at slight angle; hindwing white at base, green only beyond white PM line, more so toward anal angle.
Wing Span: 2.2-2.6 cm.
Life History:
Flight: May to August in California; June to August in Alberta.
Caterpillar Hosts: Larvae feed on the flowers of goldenrod (Solidago), sunflower (Helianthus), and rose (Rosa).
Adult Food:
Habitat: Prairie grasslands, fields or open areas with flowers
Range: California to British Columbia, east to Arizona and Saskatchewan.
Management Needs:
Alternate Scientific Names:
Cheteoscelis bistriaria