Taxeotis stereospila Meyrick, 1890
Orange-spotted Taxeotis
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Taxeotis stereospila
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species are greyish brown. The wings each have faint marginal lines, and various variable dark splotches and dots, including a dark spot with a pale centre near the middle of each forewing. The wingspan is about 2 cms. The males and the females in this genus both have thread-like antennae.

Taxeotis stereospila
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 16-17.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera III,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 4, Part 4 (1890), pp. 1142-1143, No. 2.


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    (updated 30 March 2013)