Eucyclodes lithocrossa (Meyrick, 1889)
(one synonym : Anisozyga expansa L.B. Prout, 1933)
GEOMETRINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eucyclodes lithocrossa
male
(Photo: courtesy of Bart Hacobian, Millaa Millaa, Queensland)

The male is dark green with white dots spaced around the margins, and along the back of the abdomen. The wings have white zigzag lines. The hindwings have an angled margin.

Eucyclodes lithocrossa
female, New Guinea
(Photo: courtesy of David Pollock, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The females are bright green with broad pale brown borders around each wing. The wings have scalloped margins. The wingspan of both sexes is about 3 cms.

The species is found as two subspecies in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On some Lepidoptera from New Guinea,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1889, pp. 493-494, No. 108


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    (written 7 July 2018)