Dichromodes euscia Meyrick, 1890
Omega Heath Moth
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Dichromodes euscia
female
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are greyish brown, each with an incomplete black band across 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 cms.

Dichromodes euscia
male
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)

Th species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further Reading

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 24-25.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera III,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 4, Part 4 (1890), pp. 1185-1186, No. 51.


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    (written 1 May 2014)