Iulops argocrana (Meyrick,1888)
White-fringed Emerald
(one synonym : Eucela amalopa Turner, 1922)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


female
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)

The adult moths of this species are green, with two curved white lines across each forewing. The undersides are green with a dark-edged white submarmarginal band. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.


female, underside
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)

The species occurs along the east coast of Australia, including:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 34-35.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera II,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 2, Part 4 (1888), p. 867, No. 34.


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    (written 27 April 2014)