Taxeotis intermixtaria Walker, 1861
Dark-edged Taxeotis
(one synonym : Panagra promelanaria Walker, 1863)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are brown. The wings each have sparse dark markings including dots and vague wavy lines. There are dark dots around the periphery of each wing. Both of the males and the females in this genus have thread-like antennae. The wingspan for the males is just over 2 cms. The wingspan for the females is just under 2 cms. The moths are sometimes found flying in daylight.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

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

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 23 (1861), p. 1000, No. 32.


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    (written 8 May 2014)