Dichromodes uniformis Bastelberger, 1907
Mountain Heath Moth
(one synonym : Dichromodes laetabilis Turner, 1930)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings each with vague darker bands. The hindwings are yellow with brown margins. The forewing undersides are yellow with a brown margin. The hindwing undersides are yellow with vague brown bands. The females have thread-like antennae. The males have antennae with a feather-like fringe on one side. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in the mountains of

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further Reading:

    Max Bastelberger,
    Neue exotische Geometriden,
    Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift,
    Volume 52 (1907) p. 60.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 22-23.


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    (written 3 May 2014, updated 26 January 2016)