Organopoda olivescens Warren, 1896
(one synonym : Organopoda orbiculata Prout, L.B. 1920)
STERRHINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are brown with a dark mark near the middle of each wing. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

The species is found as the subspecies orbiculata in

  • New Guinea,

    and as the subspecies olivescens in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Louis Beethoven Prout,
    New Geometridae,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 27 (1920), p. 268, No. 10.

    William Warren,
    New species of Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Uraniidae, Epilemidae, and Geometridae in the Tring Museum,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 3 (1896), p. 374, No. 98.


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    (written 28 June 2019)