Oenochlora imperialis Warren, 1896
(one synonym : Euarestus nobilatans Lucas, 1900)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Oenochlora imperialis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have green wings. There is a submarginal dark line on each wing, and each forewing has variable markings near the base. The thorax and abdomen are green. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

Specimens of this species have been taken in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 10.20, p. 372.

    William Warren,
    New species of Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Uraniidae, Epilemidae, and Geometridae in the Tring Museum,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 3 (1896), p. 354, No. 45.


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    (updated 17 April 2011)