Mixocera latilineata (Walker, 1866)
Side-lined Emerald
(previously known as Geometra latilineata)
GEOMETRINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have green wings, with two pale curved lines across each forewing, and one across each hindwing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Mixocera latilineata
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

This species occurs in

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


    Further reading :

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

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), p. 1605.


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    (updated 29 June 2013, 21 JUne 2018)