Eucyclodes aphrias (Meyrick, 1889)
(formerly known as Iodis aphrias)
GEOMETRINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Anisozyga aphrias
female
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The female moths of this species are green with an irregular broad brown border to each wing, and a yellowish area around the thorax.

Anisozyga aphrias
male
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult male moths are green with irregular white patches and markings on the wings. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.

    Anisozyga aphrias
    female underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Dianne Clarke, Mapleton, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On some Lepidoptera from New Guinea,
    Transactions of The Entomological Society of London,
    1889, pp. 492-493, No. 106.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 75.


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    (updated 12 September 2011, 10 July 2018)