Antitrygodes parvimacula Warren, 1896
(one synonym : Antitrygodes erythroconia Prout, 1938)
STERRHINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Antitrygodes parvimacula
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The Caterpillars f this species are thought to feed on plants in RUBIACEAE.

The adult moths are pale brown with arcs of green spots. The edges of the wings are scalloped. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species is found in

  • Papua New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Graham McDonald,
    Moths of Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 76 (March 2015), p. 11, fig.10,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    William Warren,
    New Species of Drepanulidae, Epiplemidae and Geometridae from the Papuan region,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 3 (1896), p. 293.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 142.


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    (updated 8 November 2010, 14 March 2015)