Maxates calaina (Turner, 1910)
Neat-angled Emerald
(previously known as Prasinocyma calaina)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Maxates calaina
(Photo: courtesy of Wendy Moore, Wilson's Promontory, Victoria)

The adult of this species is green with two pale zig-zag lines on each wing. The hindwings each have an angled margin. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • 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.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 35 (1910), p. 600, No. 62.


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    (written 29 April 2014)