Prasinocyma iosticta (Meyrick, 1888)
(previously known as Iodis iosticta)
GEOMETRINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Prasinocyma iosticta
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths have green wings, with white dots around the wing edges and along two zig-zag lines across each forewing, and along one across each hindwing. There is one larger white spot on the hind margin of each forewing. The females have thread-like antennae. The males have feathery antennae.

This species has been found in

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


    Further reading :

    Peter Hendry,
    At the Light Trap,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club
    Newsletter, Issue 48 (March 2008), pp. 9-11.

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

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera II,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 2, Part 4 (1888), pp. 893-894, No. 72.


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    (updated 2 April 2010, 15 August 2018)