Euloxia fugitivaria (Guenée, 1857)
Eastern Euloxia
(one synonym : Iodis intacta Walker, 1861)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Cathy Young & Stella Crossley


(Photo: copyright Cathy Young)

This Caterpillar initially is brown. Its head has 3 short horns with red tips. The caterpillar only has 2 pairs of prolegs, one pair on each of the last two abdominal segments. The caterpillar feeds at night, and rests by day on its prolegs, looking like a straight twig.


(Photo: copyright Cathy Young)

Later instars are green, but still have red-tipped horns on the head.


pupa magnified
(Photo: copyright Cathy Young)

The pupa is long and thin, and brown.


(Photo: copyright Cathy Young)

The adult moth has green forewings each with a diagonal white stripe, and white hindwings. The wingspan is up to 3 cms.


eggs magnified
(Photo: copyright Cathy Young)

The eggs are yellow squashed ovals.

The species is found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 374.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 32-33.

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), pp. 354-355, No. 552.


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    (updated 20 July 2010, 26 April 2014)