Hypodoxa horridata (Walker, 1863)
(formerly known as Hypochroma horridata)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)

The adult moth of this species has a complex dark brown and red pattern on each wing sometimes transected by a broad irregular pale band, and sometimes also with a pale mark in the middle of the margin. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, update 57.

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 26 (1863), p. 1544.


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    (written 25 August 2017)