Anisozyga fascinans (T.P. Lucas, 1894)
(also known as Eucyclodes fascinans)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The female and male moths differ in this species. The female is green with wavy brown borders to the wings.


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

The male is also basically green, but has lacy white spots on the wings, and a brown spot at the tip of each hindwing.

The wings of both sexes have scalloped margins. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.


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

The species is found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pls. 11.15, 11.16, p. 373.

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera, with additional localities for known species,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 8 (1894), pp. 138-139.

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


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    (updated 22 December 2008)