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Geometer Moth

Scientific Name
Thalassodes chloropsis
Scientific Author
Meyrick, 1886
Taxonomy
(Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Geometrinae: Thalassodini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Dorsal - Adult
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LEP28
Source
Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Expanse 23-34mm. Face green, not deep reddish brown; medial white line in the forewing reaches the costa; hindwing evenly rounded without minute black or brown dots at the margin. Male: Head, thorax and abdomen light bluish green. Antennae, top of head and underside of body white. Antennae bipectinate, pectinations light orange-brown; palps and legs tinged with light orange-brown. Abdomen and thorax posteriorly with a white dorsal line. Wings light bluish green patterned with white. Female: Similarly patterned to the male.

References

- Robinson, G.S. (1975). Macrolepidoptera of Fiji and Rotuma: a taxonomic and biogeographic study. E.W. Classey Ltd, Faringdon, 362 pp.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
26/07/2011 08:48 AEST
Last Updated
05/05/2014 03:49 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Geometer Moth (Thalassodes chloropsis) Updated on 5/5/2014 3:49:02 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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