Dichromodes mesotoma Turner, 1943
OENOCHROMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Dichromodes mesotoma
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adults are greyish-brown with several dark wavy lines including a wider dark band across each forewing. The hindwings are plain brown. The females have thread-like antennae. The males have antennae with a feather-like fringe on one side. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Dichromodes mesotoma
female, underside
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum)

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.

    Dichromodes mesotoma
    female, underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum)


    Further reading :

    Olga Schmidt,
    An annotated and illustrated list of the primary type specimens of geometrid moths deposited in the Queensland Museum (Australia, Brisbane),
    Spixiana,
    Volume 5, Part 1 (2012), pp. 79-100, Figs. 51 a,b.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New species of Lepidoptera from the Barnard collection,
    Memoirs of the Queensland Museum,
    Volume 12, Part 2 (1943), p. 107.


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    (written 20 June 2013)