Oenospila flavilinea Warren, 1897
GEOMETRINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Oenospila flavilinea
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have green wings, with dark zig-zag line across each wing. The thorax and abdomen are green except for a brown dorsal mark midway along the abdomen. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Specimens of this species have been taken in Queensland.

The male genitalia of specimens of this species from Queensland appear to differ from that of specimens of Oenospila flavifusata (Walker, 1861) from the Indomalaya ecoregion, and so it is suggested that the Australian specimens retain their separate name.


Further reading :

William Warren,
New genera and species of Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Epiplemidae, Uraniidae, and Geometridae in the Tring Museum,
Novitates Zoologicae,
Volume 4 (1897), pp. 212-213, No. 49.


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(updated 17 April 2011)