Pale Grey Heath Moth
(one synonym : Dichromodes tritospila Turner, 1943)
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Mark Heath, Perth, Western Australia)
The adult moths of this species have forewings that are greyish brown, each with two larger black marks on the costa, a complex black and brown mark in the middle. The hindwings are plain grey-brown. The moths normally rest with the forewings covering the hindwings. The females have threadlike antennae. The males have antennae with a feather-like fringe on one side. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
Th species has been found in
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 22-23.
An annotated and illustrated list of the primary type specimens of geometrid moths deposited in the Queensland Museum (Australia, Brisbane),
Volume 5, Part 1 (2012), pp. 79-100, Figs. 48 a,b.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New species of Lepidoptera from the Barnard collection,
Memoirs of the Queensland Museum,
Volume 12, Part 2 (1943), p. 108.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 23 (1861), p. 1001, No. 33.
(updated 20 June 2013)