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 Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

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.

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)