Epidesmia tricolor Duncan & Westwood, 1841
Three-coloured Epidesmia
(previously known as Panagra tricolor)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

This Caterpillar has been raised on:

  • Teatree ( Leptospermum, MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moth is black, with a white line across each forewing, and an orange spot on each hindwing. It has a wingspan up to 6 cms.

    The species is found in the wet sclerophyll forests in

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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 10.5, p. 370.

    James Duncan & John O. Westwood,
    Entomology: Exotic moths,
    in William Jardine (ed.):
    The Naturalist's Library,
    Edinburgh : W.H. Lizars, Vol. 32 (1841) pp. 220-221, and also Plate 28, fig. 1.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 18-19.


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    (updated 1 July 2013)