One of many green moths, small differences allow this species stand out from other emerald-colored moths. It has a green body, lacking the white stripe seen in the Wavy-lined Emerald Moth and Southern Emerald Moth. A single white line crosses the wings and tiny black dots may be visible unlike the White-fringed Emerald Moth. Adults are active from early spring through late autumn, but what the caterpillar feeds on is still unknown. Two broods can be produced each year.
General Characteristics Capability, Shape, Texture/Pattern, Benefits, Dangers
Note: An insect's reach is not limited by lines drawn on a map and therefore species may appear in areas, regions and/or states beyond those listed above as they are driven by environmental factors (such as climate change), available food supplies and mating patterns.
Territorial Map U.S., Canada, and Mexico
Prince Edward Is.
Butterfly and Moth Anatomy
Antennae: Butterflies and Moths have a pair of antennae on the head used for sensing.
Head: The head is home to the insect's eyes, antennae, and proboscis.
Thorax: Home to the three pairs of legs as well as vital internal organs.
Abdomen: Contains vital internal organs such as the heart(s) and reproduction facilities.
Forewing: The upper, forward wing pair used for flying.
Hindwing: The lower, rearward wing pair used for flying.
NOTE: Butterflies and Moths are part of the Lepidopteran order as they share many similarities.