Dichromodes rimosa L.B. Prout, 1910
Rimosa Heath Moth
(one synonym : Dichromodes albitacta L.B. Prout, 1910)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings with a wide dark zig-zag band across each one. The hindwings are plain brown. The females have thread-like antennae. The males have antennae with a feather-like fringe on one side. Both sexes have a dark irregular spot near the middle of each forewing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Th species has been found in

  • Victoria, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further Reading

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 24-25.

    Louis Beethoven Prout,
    Geometridae, subfamily Oenochrominae,
    Genera Insectorum,
    Fascicules 104 (1910), p. 27, No. 44 (3).


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    (written 2 May 2014)