Dirce oriplancta Turner, 1926
ARCHIEARINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Cathy Young & Stella Crossley


(Photo: copyright Cathy Young)

The Caterpillars of this species are brown with raised edges to the body segments, resembling the scale-like leaves of their foodplant.


(Photo: copyright Catherine J. Young)


pupa
(Photo: copyright Catherine J. Young)

The adult moths have forewings that are dark brown with red and white markings. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.


(Photo: copyright Catherine J. Young)

The eggs are laid singly. They are finely dimpled, oval and orange.


eggs, magnified
(Photo: copyright Catherine J. Young)

The species occurs in

  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 364.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New and Little known Tasmanian Lepidoptera,
    courtesy of the
    Library Open Repository, University of Tasmania Library,
    Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania,
    1925, pp. 106-107.


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    (updated 21 June 2005)