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Hypodoxa emiliaria

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Hypodoxa emiliaria is a moth of the family Geometridae first described by Achille Guenée in 1858. It is found in Australia, New Guinea and on the Solomon Islands.[2]

The wingspan is about 40 mm. Adults are variable in colour, but are usually grey with patterned bands of darker grey across the wings. The undersides are bright yellow with broad brown margins, white patches, and a dark spot near the center of the wing.

The larvae feed on the foliage of Eucalyptus species. They are thin green loopers.[3]

Subspecies

  • Hypodoxa emiliaria emiliaria
  • Hypodoxa emiliaria aignanensis Prout, 1916 (Louisiade Archipelago)
  • Hypodoxa emiliaria basinigra (Warren, 1902) (Papua New Guinea)
  • Hypodoxa emiliaria fulgurea Prout, 1913 (Irian Jaya)
  • Hypodoxa emiliaria purpurifera (Warren, 1899) (Solomon Islands)
  • Hypodoxa emiliaria purpurissata (Lucas, 1901) (Australia: Queensland)
  • Hypodoxa emiliaria subleprosa Prout, 1917 (Louisiade Archipelago)

References

  1. ^ Pitkin, Linda M.; Han, Hongxiang; James, Shayleen (June 11, 2007). "Moths of the tribe Pseudoterpnini (Geometridae: Geometrinae): a review of the genera" (PDF). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 150 (2): 334–412. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2007.00287.x. Archived from the original on April 25, 2012.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. ^ Australian Faunal Directory
  3. ^ Herbison-Evans, Don & Crossley, Stella (20 July 2010). "Hypodoxa emiliaria (Guenée, 1857)". Australian Caterpillars and their Butterflies and Moths. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
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Hypodoxa emiliaria: Brief Summary

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Hypodoxa emiliaria is a moth of the family Geometridae first described by Achille Guenée in 1858. It is found in Australia, New Guinea and on the Solomon Islands.

The wingspan is about 40 mm. Adults are variable in colour, but are usually grey with patterned bands of darker grey across the wings. The undersides are bright yellow with broad brown margins, white patches, and a dark spot near the center of the wing.

The larvae feed on the foliage of Eucalyptus species. They are thin green loopers.

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