Taxeotis didymosticha Turner, 1939
Twins' Taxeotis
OENOCHROMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Taxeotis didymosticha
(Photo: courtesy of Jenny Holmes, Great Western, Victoria)

The adult moths of this species are pale greyish-brown with arcs of dark dots on the wings. The forewings of the males each also have a broad tapering dark wavy sub-marginal line. The wingspan is about 2 cms. The males and the females in this genus both have thread-like antennae.

The species has been found in

  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, 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), pp. 137-138.


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    (written 10 August 2014, updated 11 November 2017)