Dichromodes angasi (R. Felder & Rogenhofer,1875)
Angas' Heath Moth
(previously Known as Liodes angasi)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Dichromodes angasi
male
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)

The adult moths of this species are speckled brown, with a broad pale jagged border to each forewing. The hindwings are plain brown. The undersides are plain brown with a dark band along each margin. The males have antennae that have a comb-like fringe on one side. The females have thread-like antennae. The wingspan of both sexes is about 2 cms.

Dichromodes angasi
female, lithograph by Felder & Rogenhofer, listed as Liodes angasi
,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), Plate CXXXI, fig. 13,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species occurs in the inland dryer regions of

  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
    Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
    Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
    Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 13, and also Plate 131, fig. 13.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 24-25.


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    (written 28 April 2014)