Taxeotis celidora Turner, 1939
Black-band Taxeotis
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are dark brown, with each forewing having a pale area at the base and along the margin. 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,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 50 (1939), p. 138.


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    (written 8 May 2014)