Synchlora frondaria (Gn.)
Photo courtesy Pete Williams, Gulf Breeze, Fl
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Identification Covell, Moths of Eastern North America,
Pg. 374. Similar to the Wavy-lined Emerald but smaller. The frons
is usually white (the Wavy-lined Emerald frons is red, green
or brown). The abdominal spots merge to form a white stripe.
The post-median and ante-median lines on the forewing and underwing
are jagged and the lines merge with those of the underwing. The
wing margin is dotted with white and the fringe is usually the
same color as the wings. Caterpillar host plants are blackberry,
chrysanthemum and Spanish Needle.