Dichromodes consignata (Walker, 1861)
Signed Heath Moth
(previously known as Panagra consignata)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Dichromodes consignata
female
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)

The adult moths of this species are greyish brown, with markings that include several wavy submarginal lines on each forewing. The hindwings are plain brown. The females have threadlike antennae. The males have antennae with a feather-like fringe on one side. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Dichromodes consignata
male
(Photo: courtesy of Dr David G. Hewitt, Little Desert, Victoria)

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • 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. 24-25.

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 23 (1861), pp. 1006-1007, No. 45.


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    (updated 20 June 2013, 30 April 2014)