Alloeopage cinerea Warren, 1896
(one synonym : Helicopage velata Warren, 1897)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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 and brown. The males are mainly green with some brown patches. The females are mainly brown with some green patches. The hindwings each have a cusp on the margin. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


female
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The species is found in:

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 76.

    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), p. 284, No. 31.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 140.


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    (updated 29 August 2012)