Subject: White-barred Emerald Moth
Location: Mexico
January 9, 2016 2:40 am
I think this may be a White-barred Emerald Moth (Nemoria bifilata)? or relative.Found in San Sebastian 3/12/15.
Signature: Graeme Davis

Emerald

Emerald

Hi Graeme,
This is an Emerald in the subfamily Geomertinae, but there are many North American species that look quite similar and we suspect those species are also found in Mexico, so we cannot say for certain that this is a White-Barred Emerald.  In addition, there may be more species found in Mexico that do not range across the U.S. border.  BugGuide has many images of many similar looking species.  We rarely attempt a definite species ID with this subfamily.

Location: San Sebastian, Mexico

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