Dichromodes longidens L.B. Prout, 1910
Toothed Heath Moth
(one synonym : Dichromodes phaeostropha Turner, 1926)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Dichromodes longidens
(Photo: courtesy of Mark Heath, Perth, Western Australia)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are greyish brown each with complex black and brown markings. The hindwings are plainer grey-brown with a few dark markings. The moths normally rest with the forewings covering the hindwings. The females have thread-like antennae. The males have antennae with a feather-like fringe on one side. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

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

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • Western Australia.


    Further Reading

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 22-23.

    Louis Beethoven Prout,
    Geometridae, subfamily Oenochrominae,
    Genera Insectorum,
    Fascicules 104 (1910), p. 24, No. 10a (2).


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    (updated 2 May 2014)