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Wavy-lined Looper, Camouflaged Looper, Wavy-lined Emerald (Synchlora aerata)

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Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Geometridae (jee-o-MET-rid-ee) (Info)
Genus: Synchlora
Species: aerata

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Benton, Kentucky
Halfway House, Pennsylvania
Hatfield, Pennsylvania
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
Eagle Mountain, Texas

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Member Notes:

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Positive melody On Aug 15, 2007, melody from Benton, KY
(Zone 7a) wrote:

Widespread throughout the eastern half of North America, this is one of the few moths that its caterpillars disguise themselves with bits of leaves and flower petals.

The caterpillars feed on many different plants, including composite flowers, shrubs and trees.

The small mint green moth is attractive and neither it or the caterpillar are present in enough numbers to be a real pest to gardeners or farmers.

edited for grammar and spelling

Timer: 25.39 jiffies (0.25388789176941).


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