Maxates selenosema Turner, 1941
(formerly known as Gelasma selenosema)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


female
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum, listed as Gelasma selenosema)

The adult moths of this species have green wings each wing having two pale transverse zigzag lines, and dark edges. The hindwings have angled margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


female, underside
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum, listed as Gelasma selenosema)

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    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. 30 a,b.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New species of Lepidoptera from the Barnard collection. No. 2,
    Memoirs of the Queensland Museum,
    Volume 12, Part 1 (1941), p. 46.


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    (written 16 June 2015)