Agathiopsis basipuncta Warren, 1896
(one synonym : Euchloris amphibola Turner, 1906)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Agathiopsis basipuncta
male
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moths of this species are green, with a ragged broad brown margin to each wing, and a dark patch at the base and apex of each forewing, and at the base and inner margin of each hindwing. The wings have scalloped margins. The males have an interrupted marginal band on each forewing. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species is found in

  • New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

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

    William Warren,
    New species of Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Uraniidae, Epilemidae, and Geometridae from Papuan region, collected by Mr. Albert S. Meek,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 3 (1896), pp. 285-286, No. 34.


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    (updated 13 May 2011)