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


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

The female adult moths of this species are green with pale brown patches on the wing margins near each wingtip.


male
(Photo: courtesy of Axel Hausmann, SNSB, Zoologische Staatssammlung Muenchen)

The males are also green but have smaller paler pathces. The wingspan of both sexes is about 3 cms.


female
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum, listed as Euchloris goniota)

The species is found in:

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    female, underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum, listed as Euchloris goniota)


    Further reading :

    Olga Schmidt,
    An annotated and illustrated list of the primary type specimens of geometrid moths deposited in the Queensland Museum (Australia, Brisbane),
    Spixiana,
    Volume 5, Part 1 (2012), pp. 79-100, Figs. 27 a,b.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Heterocera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 18 (1894), p. 86.


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    (written 15 June 2015)