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Caterpillars of Pacific Northwest
Forests and Woodlands

Chlorosea banksaria [Geometridae]


The lateral flanges on A2-A5 are characteristic of three inchworms commonly encountered (see Nemoria darwiniata; the third species, Synchlora aerata, is not illustrated). Coloration in this species is more consistent than in N. darwiniata. Body is green with minute white dots and oblique yellow-white stripes. This species is most common on ocean spray during May and June.


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