Metallochlora militaris (T.P. Lucas, 1891)
(previously known as Iodis militaris)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Metallochlora militaris
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

Caterpillars of this species have been raised on

  • Starfruit ( Averrhoa carambola, OXALIDACEAE ).

    The adult moths have a green wings with narrow cream edges. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

    This species occurs in Queensland.


    Further reading

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On Queensland and other Australian Lepidoptera with descriptions of new species,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 6, Part 2 (1891), p. 295.


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    (updated 25 March 2010)