Dichromodes usurpatrix L.B. Prout, 1910
OENOCHROMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Chrysolarentia usurpatrix
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Lambert, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales)

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, each with variable dark spots and light and dark wavy transverse lines or bands. The forewings also each have two dark spots on the costa, and an arc of dark chevrons around the margin. The hindwings are brown with variable dark spots, and with an arc of dark dashes around the margin. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

Chrysolarentia usurpatrix
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species is found over much of Australia, including

  • New South Wales,
  • Queensland, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Louis Beethoven Prout,
    Geometridae, subfamily Oenochrominae,
    Genera Insectorum,
    Fascicules 104 (1910), p. 24, No. 5.


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    (written 10 March 2020)