Dichromodes obtusata (Walker, 1861)
Rounded Heath Moth
(previously known as Panagra obtusata)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Dichromodes obtusata
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)

The adults of this species are very variable, and are usually greyish brown with wavy black markings on each forewing. The hindwings are plain pale greyish brown. The females have thread-like antennae. The males have antennae with a feather-like fringe on one side. The natural position has the hindwings covered by the forewings. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further Reading

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

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 23 (1861), p. 1008, No. 48.


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    (updated 20 June 2013, 3 May 2014)