Taxeotis mimela L.B. Prout, 1910
Brown Taxeotis
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are brown with various 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 is around 2 cms.

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.

    Louis Beethoven Prout,
    Geometridae, subfamily Oenochrominae,
    Genera Insectorum,
    Fascicules 104 (1910), p. 36, No. 31 (1).


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    (written 9 May 2014)