Acodia pauper Rosenstock, 1885
, (one synonym : Xanthorhoe pelochroa Lower, 1894)
XANTHORHOINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Acodia pauper
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)

These adult moths have brown wings with variable wavy patterns The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

Acodia pauper
male
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)

The male and female have different patterns, and the different antennae.

Acodia pauper
female
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)

The species occurs in the southern half of Australia including

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.

    Acodia pauper
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 26-27.

    Rudolph Rosenstock,
    Notes on Australian Lepidoptera, with descriptions of new species,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Volume 5, Part 16 (1885), pp. 434-435, No. 30, and also Plate 11, fig. 7.


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    (updated 11 February 2011)