Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Southern Emerald
Synchlora frondaria (Guenée, 1858)

Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Geometrinae
Identification: Smaller than Synchlora aerata; pm. Line of forewing more jagged.
Wing Span:
Life History:
Flight: March-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Blackberry, chrysanthemum, Spanish needles and other plants.
Adult Food:
Range: Virginia to Florida, west to Texas.
Management Needs:
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Butterflies and moths are accidental pollinators of many flowering plants. While most species do not have special structures to carry pollen, they do brush against pollen and transfer it to other flowers.

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