Agathiopsis maculata Warren, 1896
(one synonym : Agathia benedicta Pagenstecher, 1900)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Agathiopsis maculata
female
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are green, with a ragged broad brown margin to the forewings, and a similar stripe across each hindwing. The hindwings have a scalloped margin. The males have darker brown stripes than the females. The wingspan is about 4 cms. The males are about 10% smaller than the females.

Agathiopsis maculata
male
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The species is found in:

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 75.

    William Warren,
    New species of Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Uraniidae, Epilemidae, and Geometridae from Papuan region, collected by Mr. Albert S. Meek,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 3 (1896), p. 286, No. 35.


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    (updated 5 February 2010)