Taxeotis adelia L.B. Prout, 1910
Adelia Taxeotis
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Taxeotis adelia
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)

The adult moths of this species are brown. The wings each have dark markings including dots and vague wavy submarginal lines. In their natural resting pose, the moths hold their wings flat, with the forewings covering the hindwings. Both of the males and the females in this genus have thread-like antennae. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 16-17.

    Louis Beethoven Prout,
    Geometridae, subfamily Oenochrominae,
    Genera Insectorum,
    Fascicules 104 (1910), p. 35, No. 22 (1).


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    (written 8 May 2014)