Microdes diplodonta Turner, 1904
Double-toothed Carpet
(one synonym : Oesymna diplodonta Walker, 1869)
EUPITHECIINI,   LARENTIINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Microdes diplodonta
female
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)

The adult moth of this species is brown with light and dark zig-zag lines across the forewings. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The forewings each have a convex costa at the base. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

Microdes diplodonta
male
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)

The species occurs in

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 30-31.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Family Geometridae,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria,
    Volume 16 (1904), p. 239, No. 29.


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    (written 12 September 2013, updated 29 May 2018)