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scientific name    Cheteoscelis bistriaria    

common name     Oblique-striped Emerald

habitat
Prairie grasslands.

seasonality
Late June to mid August, possibly double-brooded.

identification
A small to mid sized geometrid with a bright green forewing, crossed by two white lines The hindwing is green only beyond the PM line, and white basally; all other emeralds (Nemoria, Synchlora, Mesothea) have green rather than white hindwing bases.

life history
This species is most closely related to Synchlora among the emeralds, and shares the larval behaviour of attaching flower bits to itself for disguise. The larvae hibernate (Ferguson 1985).

conservation
No obvious concerns.

diet info
Larvae feed on the flowers of Solidago, Helianthus and Rosa (Ferguson 1985).

range
Southern BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan south to TX, AZ and CA (Ferguson 1985).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=3970



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