Dichromodes personalis (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
(one synonym : Epidesmia ophiosema Lower, 1901)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Dichromodes personalis
(Photo: courtesy of Mark Heath, Perth, Western Australia)

The caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on the foliage of various species of:

  • Gum Trees ( MYRTACEAE ).

    Dichromodes personalis
    female, drawing by Felder & Rogenhofer, listed as Colobochila personalis
    ,
    Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
    Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), Plate CXX, fig. 20,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

    The adults are pale brown with striking dark markings on each forewing. The females have thread-like antennae. The males have antennae with a feather-like fringe on one side.

    The species is found in

  • Western Australia.

    Further reading :

    Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
    Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
    Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
    Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 7, and also Plate 120, fig. 20.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 144.


    previous
    back
    caterpillar
    Australian
    Australian Butterflies
    butterflies
    Australian
    home
    caterpillars
    Australian
    Australian Moths
    moths
    next
    next
    caterpillar

    (updated 20 June 2013)