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Species Details

Synchlora aerata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum Read more about this collection »

Common NameWavy-lined Emerald SeasonalityLate June - mid July, with a second flight in late August in the prairie region. IdentificationAlthough similar in colouration and size to Nemoria emeralds, the scalloped or wavy white transverse lines are unique; it is also the only emerald with a white dorsal line along the green abdomen. Usually the commonest green geometrid in Alberta. Ferguson (1985) assigns Alberta populations to subspecies liquoraria (Guenee).

Scientific Name Synchlora aerata Common Name Wavy-lined Emerald Habitat Woodlands, meadows, prairie grassland and shrubland. Seasonality Late June - mid July, with a second flight in late August in the prairie region. Identification
Although similar in colouration and size to Nemoria emeralds, the scalloped or wavy white transverse lines are unique; it is also the only emerald with a white dorsal line along the green abdomen. Usually the commonest…
Although similar in colouration and size to Nemoria emeralds, the scalloped or wavy white transverse lines are unique; it is also the only emerald with a white dorsal line along the green abdomen. Usually the commonest green geometrid in Alberta. Ferguson (1985) assigns Alberta populations to subspecies liquoraria (Guenee).
Life History
The larvae possess unique subdorsal triangular projections (lateral in Nemoria). Larvae exhibit the fascinating behavior of attaching bits of the plant tissue on which they are feeding along their backs, perhaps the…
The larvae possess unique subdorsal triangular projections (lateral in Nemoria). Larvae exhibit the fascinating behavior of attaching bits of the plant tissue on which they are feeding along their backs, perhaps the ultimate form of visual camouflage. Wagner et al. (2001) illustrate a larva with bits of flower petals attached, which are apparently renewed daily since plant bits are always fresh. Larvae can be found feeding on the flower heads of composites (Wagner et al. 2001). The partially grown larva overwinters (McGuffin 1988). Adults are nocturnal and come to light.
Conservation Not of concern. Diet Info Flowers, particularly of composites (Asteraceae), including Aster, Rudbeckia, Liatris, Solidago, Artemisia, Achillea, and Rubus (Ferguson 1985, Wagner et al. 2001). Range Coastal BC east to Newfoundland, south to NC and CA (Ferguson 1985).
Synchlora aerata
Synchlora aerata

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"Species Details - Synchlora aerata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4310/9-113072. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

Authorship

Name Schmidt, B. C.
Role species page author
Date 2003-08-18

References

Specimen Information

There are 74 specimens of this Species.

74 results plotted on map in 40 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM7156 - Synchlora aerata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tofield Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected1999-08-04

UASM10405 - Synchlora aerata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1921-06-28

UASM10412 - Synchlora aerata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1921-07-14

UASM10415 - Synchlora aerata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1922-07-04

UASM10426 - Synchlora aerata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByMackie, Donald Date Collected1922-07-17

UASM10428 - Synchlora aerata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1929-07-14

UASM10429 - Synchlora aerata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1929-07-15

UASM10431 - Synchlora aerata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1932-07-13

UASM10432 - Synchlora aerata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1929-07-17

UASM10435 - Synchlora aerata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByMackie, Donald Date Collected1917-07-09

UASM10436 - Synchlora aerata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1924-07-16

UASM10438 - Synchlora aerata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Lethbridge Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1923-07-15

UASM10439 - Synchlora aerata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1932-06-24

UASM10440 - Synchlora aerata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1928-07-10

UASM10441 - Synchlora aerata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Lethbridge Collected ByGray, Harold E. Date Collected1923-07-23

UASM10443 - Synchlora aerata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1923-07-19

UASM10444 - Synchlora aerata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1941-07-16

UASM10445 - Synchlora aerata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1929-07-15

UASM24893 - Synchlora aerata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer River Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected2000-07-12

UASM24894 - Synchlora aerata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1998-06-20

UASM24895 - Synchlora aerata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1999-07-20

Adult Seasonal Distribution