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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