Euloxia meandraria (Guenée, 1857)
Two-lined Euloxia
(previously known as Iodis meandraria)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

This Caterpillar has been found feeding on:

  • Tea Trees ( Leptospermum, MYRTACEAE ), and
  • Black Peppermint ( Eucalyptus amygdalina, MYRTACEAE ).


    (Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

    The adult moth has green forewings and pale green hindwings. Each forewing also has two wavy white lines across it, and each hindwing has one. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

      
    Female
      
    Male

    (Photos: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)

    The species occurs over the south-east quarter of Australia, including

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 11.11, p. 374.

    Achille Guenée,
    in Boisduval & Guenée: Uranides et Phalénites,
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9 (1857), p. 355, No. 554.

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


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    (updated 29 June 2013)