Eumelea duponchelii (Montrouzier, 1856)
(previously known as Aspilates duponchelii)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eumelea duponchelii
(Photo: courtesy of the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics Photography Group, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada)

The moths of this species are speckled orange. They have a straight dark oblique band across each wing from costa to inner margin, unlike other species in this genus which have curved or incomplete bands. The moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms.

The species occurs in

  • New Guinea,
  • Pulau Buru (Indonesia),

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    P. Montrouzier,
    Faune de L'Ile de Woodlark ou Moulou,
    Annales de la Société d’Agriculture de Lyon,
    Volume 2, Tome 8 (1856), p. 410.


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    (updated 7 February 2010, 4 February 2017)