Taxeotis endela Meyrick, 1890
Endela Taxeotis
(one synonym : Prototypa dryina Turner, 1916)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Taxeotis endela
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)

The adult moths of this species are brown, with a thin dark dotted line across, and a dark dot near the middle of each forewing. Both of the males and the females in this genus have thread-like antennae. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 16-17.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera III,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 4, Part 4 (1890), p. 1142, No. 1.


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    (written 8 May 2014)