Dichromodes mesozona L.B. Prout, 1910
Banded Heath Moth
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Dichromodes mesozona
(Photo: courtesy of Jenny Holmes, Great Western, Victoria)

The adults of this species are white or pale brown with striking grey, brown and black markings on each forewing. The hindwings are plainer, with some markings at each tornus. The females have thread-like antennae. The males have antennae with a feather-like fringe on one side. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Victoria.


    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. 27, No. 45 (4).


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    (updated 20 June 2013, 17 September 2013)