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Photo © Kim Hosen; suburban backyard, Woodbridge, VA; September 2010

Wavy-lined Emerald
Synchlora aerata
Superfamily Geometroidea
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Geometrinae (Emeralds)

Wingspan: 13 - 24 mm

Flight period: May - October

Habitat: Fields, meadows and other open areas

Caterpillar host plants: variety of plants including coreopsis, coneflowers, asters, ragweeds, and raspberry fruits