Thalassodes dorsilinea Warren, 1903
GEOMETRINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

With wings that are green, the adult moths of this species are members of the group called 'Emeralds'. For this species, there are a pair of faint white zig-zag lines across the middle, and many faint shorter lines scattered over each wing. The edge all around each wing is pale brown. The hindwings each have an angular margin. The abdomen has a broken white line along the back. Underneath, the abdomen is off-white. The moths have a wing span of about 3 cms.


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

The species occurs in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    William Warren,
    New Uraniidae, Drepanulidae and Geometridae from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 10 (1903), p. 364, No. 43.


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    (written 30 October 2014)