Dichromodes confluaria (Guenée, 1858)
(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 Heathand)

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.

The species has been found in :

  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • Western Australia.


    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)