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Red-bordered Emerald
Photo © Kim Hosen, suburban backyard, Woodbridge, VA; early October 2010

Red-bordered Emerald
Nemoria lixaria
Superfamily Geometroidea Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths) Subfamily Geometrinae (Emeralds)

Wingspan: 20-30 mm

Flight period: April to June, and July to October in the north; all year in the deep south

Habitat: Deciduous forests

Caterpillar host plants: Leaves of oak, especially red oaks