Maxates orthodesma Lower, 1894
(also known as Gelasma orthodesma)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have green wings each wing having two vague pale transverse bands, and a dark dot near the middle. The hindwings have angled margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


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

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Heterocera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 18 (1894), p. 86.

    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. 29 a,b.


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    (written 16 June 2015)