Taxeotis spodoides Turner, 1943
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Taxeotis spodoides
male
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum)

The adult moths of this species have dark brown wings, with vague bands of darker speckles. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Taxeotis spodoides
male, underside
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum)

The species occurs in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Olga Schmidt,
    An annotated and illustrated list of the primary type specimens of geometrid moths deposited in the Queensland Museum (Australia, Brisbane),
    Spixiana,
    Volume 5, Part 1 (2012), pp. 79-100, Figs. 56 a,b.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New species of Lepidoptera from the Barnard collection. No. 2,
    Memoirs of the Queensland Museum,
    Volume 12, Part 2 (1943), p. 106.


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    (written 18 June 2015)