Idiodes rhacodes Turner, 1947
LITHININI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
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and
Stella Crossley

Idiodes rhacodes
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is brown, with some dark markings on each forewing, and lots of incomplete pale arcs on each hindwing. The wings have broadly scalloped margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Idiodes rhacodes
(Photo: courtesy of Dianne Clarke, Mapleton, Queensland)

The species occurs in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 65.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian species of Boarmiadae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 58 (1947), p. 100, No. 71.


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    (written 7 October 2014, updated 22 December 2016)