Chlorocoma assimilis (T.P. Lucas, 1888)
Golden-fringed Emerald
(one synonym : Iodis commoda T.P. Lucas, 1892)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Trevor Jinks, North Burnett, Queensland)

This adult moth is green. The termen of each wing and the costa of each forewing are yellow. Because of the predominant green colour, this and related species of moths are called 'Emeralds'. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.

The species is found in :

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


    Further reading :

    Pat and Mike Coupar,
    Flying Colours,
    New South Wales University Press, Sydney 1992, p. 41.

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Contribution to a knowledge of the genus Iodis,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 3 (1888), p. 1265.

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


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    (updated 29 June 2013)