Dichromodes confluaria (Guenée, 1858)
Ceremonial Heath Moth
(previously known as Panagra confluaria)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Dichromodes confluaria
(Photo: courtesy of Dr David G. Hewitt, Wonthaggi Heathland, Victoria)

The adult moths of this species are brown, with a distinctive pattern of wavy white lines on each forewing. The hindwings are pale brown, each with a vague paler line across the middle. The females have threadlike antennae. The males have antennae with a feather-like fringe on one side. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Dichromodes confluaria
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Anglesea, Victoria)

The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • Western Australia.

    Dichromodes confluaria
    (Photo: courtesy of Julie Collett, Bodalla, New South Wales)


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 14-15, 24-25.


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    (updated 20 June 2013, 7 November 2014)