Dichromodes emplecta Turner, 1930
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Dichromodes emplecta
male
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum)

The adult moths of this species have brown wings, with a pale wavy submarginal band across each forewing. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Dichromodes emplecta
male, underside
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum)

The species occurs in

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Olga Schmidt,
    An annotated and illustrated list of the primary type specimens of geometrid moths deposited in the Queensland Museum (Australia, Brisbane),
    Spixiana,
    Volume 5, Part 1 (2012), pp. 79-100, Figs. 47 a,b.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Oenochromidae (Lepidoptera) II,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 55 (1930), p. 15, No. 97.


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    (written 18 June 2015)