Agathia ochrotypa Turner, 1922
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species are basically green but dimorphic. The males have greyish-brown blotchy markings on each wing.


female,
(Photo: courtesy of Bart Hacobian, near Millaa Millaa, Queensland)

The females have are a yellower green, and have orange and brown blotchy markings. Both sexes have a dark reddish spot near the base of a short tail on each hindwing. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Australian Lepidoptera of the group Geometrites,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 46 (1922), pp. 277-278.


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    (written 20 March 2016, updated 21 March 2016)