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mystery moth
Location: Southern California
May 9, 2011 12:15 am
Hello WTB,
This beautiful moth was on the wall just outside my front door today. I took a picture of it with my phone and have been trying to look it up online but have not come up with anything that looks like it. Can you tell me what it is??
Signature: thank you , Pamela

Emerald

Hi Pamela,
This is a member of the Geometridae subfamily
Geometrinae commonly called the Emeralds.  This is a large subfamily and most members are described on BugGuide as:  “Small moths named for their delicate green color.”  If you require an exact species identification, you may try browsing through BugGuide for possibilities.  It would seem that the red edges on the wings might be a noteworthy feature for identification purposes.

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