Neritodes verrucata Guenée, 1857
Dotted Geometrid
ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
( donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Neritodes verrucata
female
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 7)

The adult moth of this species has brown, forewings each with a faint submarginal arc of dark dots, and a faint small dark circle near the base. The hindwings are paler and also each have a faint submarginal arc of dark dots. The males and females both have threadlike antennae. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Neritodes verrucata
male, drawing by Achille Guenée, Uranides et Phalénites
,
Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), Plate 22, fig. 8,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species has been found in Australia in

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


    Further reading

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 119, No. 1112, and also Plate 22, fig. 8.

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
    Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 34-35.


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    (updated 15 February 2010, 12 August 2018)