Chlorocoma carenaria (Guenée, 1857)
Veined Emerald
(one synonym : Chlorocoma ochroneurodes Prout, 1912)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Chlorocoma carenaria
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are basically green so that they belong to the group called 'Emeralds'. For this species, each forewing has a smoothly curved white sub-marginal line. Each hindwing has a jagged curved white sub-marginal line. The abdomen also has a white dorsal line. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Specimens have been caught in :

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


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), p. 366, No. 580.

    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)