Prasinocyma ocyptera (Meyrick, 1888)
Small Strigulated Emerald
(previously known as Iodis ocyptera)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has very pale green to green wings, with a faint pattern of pale wiggly lines. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.


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

The species has been found in Australia in :

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


    Further reading :

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

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera II,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 2, Part 4 (1888), p. 887, No. 62.


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    (updated 6 October 2001, 29 January 2017)