Taxeotis intextata (Guenée, 1857)
Grey Taxeotis
(previously known as Panagra intextata)
OENOCHROMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are mottled brown with patchy dark markings. The forewing post-medial line curves from the hind margin to the margin near wing-tip, although some specimens also have a few dots arcing to the costa. The wingspan is about 2 cms. The females have slightly curved forewing tips. The males and the females in this genus both have thread-like antennae.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 37.1, p. 370.

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 130, No. 1131.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 14-15, 16-17.


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    (updated 30 June 2013, 1 November 2018, 14 December 2020)