Dichromodes ornata (Walker, 1862)
(formerly known as Panagra ornata)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Dichromodes ornata
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Genoa Falls, Victoria)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings with dark bands and some dark spots. The hindwings are plain grey-brown with a vestigial pattern. The moths normally rest with the forewings covering the hindwings. The females have threadlike antennae. The males have antennae with a feather-like fringe on one side. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Th species has been found in

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


    Further Reading:

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 23 (1861), p. 1004, No. 41.


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    (written 1 May 2014)