Anisozyga speciosa (T.P. Lucas, 1890)
(one synonym : Euchloris chionoplaca Lower, 1893)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Anisozyga speciosa
female
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The female and male moths differ in this species.

The female is green, with a lacy white spot on each wing.

Anisozyga speciosa
male
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The male is white with lacy green markings, and each hindwing has a brown spot at the wingtip. The wingspan of the moths is about 3 cms.

The species is found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On Queensland and other Australian macro-lepidoptera, with localities, and descriptions of new species,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 4, Part 4 (1890), p. 1094.


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    (updated 17 April 2011)