Taxeotis epigaea Turner, 1904
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
( donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Taxeotis epigaea
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are brown. The wings each have two dark wavy marginal lines, and each forewing has a dark dot in the middle, and two on the costa. The males and the females in this genus both have thread-like antennae. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera...with synonomic notes and other notes,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 28 (1904), p. 225.


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    (written 12 December 2012, updated 30 June 2013)