Hemithea doddi L.B. Prout, 1933
GEOMETRINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
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and
Stella Crossley

Hemithea doddi
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are green, with two white wiggly lines across each wing. The hindwings each have an angular margin. The abdomen has a red patch.

Hemithea doddi
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The underside is plain off-white.

Hemithea doddi
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species occurs in :

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • Tasmania.

    The similarity of the male genitalia of this species to that of Hemithea wuka has led to the suggestion that the two species are synonymous.


    Further reading :

    Louis Beethoven Prout,
    Geometridae,
    in Adalbert Seitz: Die Gross-Schmetterling der Erde,
    Volume 12 (1933), p. 115 and also Plate 12, row h, column 4.


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    (updated 7 February 2010, 29 April 2014)