Oxymacaria odontias (Lower, 1893)
(one synonym : Xenoneura tephrinata Warren, 1896)
MARCARIINI ,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Oxymacaria odontias
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth of this species is pale brown, speckled with a darker brown band across each wing. The hindwings have scalloped margins.

Oxymacaria odontias
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The underside is also pale brown, and has a darker brown jagged submarginal band with two parallel lines, and a dark dot near the middle, under each wing. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 17, Part 1 (1893), pp. 158-159.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 68.


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    (updated 2 September 2010)