Chrysochloroma megaloptera (Lower, 1894)
(formerly known as Euchloris megaloptera)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum, listed as Euchloris megaloptera)

The adult moths of this species are green with dark red marks near the middle of, and a faint line across, each wing. The costa of each forewing is white, and has a convex curve near the wingtip. The hindwings each have an angled margin. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


male, underside
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum, listed as Euchloris megaloptera)

The species is found in:

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


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


    Further reading :

    Olga Schmidt,
    An annotated and illustrated list of the primary type specimens of geometrid moths deposited in the Queensland Museum (Australia, Brisbane),
    Spixiana,
    Volume 5, Part 1 (2012), pp. 79-100, Figs. 28 a,b.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Heterocera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 18 (1894), p. 87.


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    (updated 21 December 2010, updated 14 June 2015)