Agathia prasinaspis Meyrick, 1889
(one synonym : Agathia veneranda Swinhoe, 1902)
GEOMETRINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male,
(Photo: courtesy of Darren Smallwood, Fraser Island, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are green with a grey-brown stripe along the margin of each wing. The females also have a stripe across the middle of each forewing. The hindwings each have a short angular extension near the tornus. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


female,
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species is found in

  • Papua,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Dianne Clarke, Mapleton, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pls. 11.19, 11.21, 27.5, p. 373.

    Peter Hendry,
    At the Light Trap,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club
    Newsletter, Issue 48 (March 2008), pp. 9-11.

    Graham McDonald,
    Weird and Wonderful Moths,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 78 (September 2015), pp. 11-15, fig. 9,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    Edward Meyrick,
    On some Lepidoptera from New Guinea,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1889, pp. 495-496, No. 112.

    Buck Richardson,
    Mothology,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2008, p. 16.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 75.


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    (updated 5 February 2010, 28 February 2017)