Dichromodes cirrhoplaca Lower, 1915
Orange-barred Heath Moth
OENOCHROMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are brown, with two pale lines across each forewing, each flanked by a rusty brown band, and joined by a pale bar. The hindwings are plain brown. The undersides are brown with a dark-edged pale submarginal arc under each wing. The wingspan of both sexes is about 2.5 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 40 (1915), pp. 476-477.

    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)