Dichromodes fulvida Lower, 1915
Fulvida Heath Moth
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have forewings with broken bands of black, white, brown and orange. The hindwings are plain grey-brown with a vestigial pattern. 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.

Th species has been found in

  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further Reading:

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 40 (1915), pp. 475-476.

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


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    (written 1 May 2014)