Chloroclystis pyrrholopha Turner, 1907
(one synonym is Chloroclystis eurylopha Turner, 1922)
EUPITHECIINI,   LARENTIINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Chloroclystis pyrrholopha
(Photo: courtesy of Dianne Clarke, Maleny, Queensland)

The adult moths have a greenish thorax and brown patterned wings with greenish patches. The forewing costa near the base is strongly arched. The wingtips of the female are more rounded than those of the male. The wingspan of the male is about 1.4 cms. The wingspan of the male is about 1.6 cms. The green colour fades to brown in dead specimens.

Chloroclystis pyrrholopha
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland.

    The species was previously thought to be a junior synonym of Chloroclystis mniochroa, but is now thought to be a separate species.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 31, Part 4 (1907), pp. 691-692.


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    (written 31 May 2020)