Chaetolopha pseudooxyntis Schmidt, 2002
LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
( donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Chaetolopha pseudooxyntis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda.

The caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on

  • Ferns ( POLYPODIOPHYTA ).

    The adult moth has pale brown wings, with a large dark brown triangle outlined in white on each forewing. The moth is unusual for its family GEOMETRIDAE in keeping its hindwings covered by the forewings in its natural posture. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

    Chaetolopha pseudooxyntis
    (Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt).

    The species is found in :

  • Queensland.

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    (updated 15 March 2010)