(one synonym : Chlorochroma vulnerata Butler, 1882)
GEOMETRINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4) male
With wings that are green with red edges, the adult moths of this species are members of the group called 'Emeralds'. Each hindwing also has a substantial red spot in the middle, unlike those of the Emerald Chlorocoma vertumnaria. Each forewing has a vestigial spot in the middle. The hindwings are rounded, unlike those of the Emerald Chlorocoma tetraspila. The moths have a wing span of about 2 cms.
The species has been found in:
Further reading :
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), pp. 365-366, No. 579.
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), pp. 136-137.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 34-35.
(updated 13 July 2013, 15 June 2018, 28 October 2019, 29 April 2021)