Chloropteryx diluta

Emerald / Geometrid Moth

Chloropteryx diluta, Emerald (Geometrid Moth), Neotropical moth image from Costa Rica


Family: Chrysomelidae

Subfamily: Geometrinae

Tribe: Hemitheini


Genus Chloropteryx is made up of 28 species. The genus is primarily Neotropical, but at least two species make it into the southern United States.

Most records of C. diluta are from Costa Rica; there are also records from Honduras.

Photo location: Tuis, Caribbean slope, Costa Rica.

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