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Camelopteryx

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Camelopteryx is a monotypic moth genus in the family Geometridae.[1] Its only species, Camelopteryx multicolor, is found in Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.[2] Both the genus and species were first described by Joseph de Joannis in 1906.[3]

It was described from two specimen of variable colour. The holotype is green, red and black with a wingspan of about 20 mm, while the other specimen did not show any green colouration.[4]

References

  1. ^ Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Camelopteryx". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index. Natural History Museum. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  2. ^ De Prins, J. & De Prins, W. (2019). "Camelopteryx multicolor Joannis, 1906". Afromoths. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  3. ^ Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Camelopteryx multicolor". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index. Natural History Museum. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  4. ^ de Joannis, J. (1906). "Descriptions de Lépidoptères nouveaux de l'île Maurice". Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France. 75 (2): 169–183, pl. 9.
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Camelopteryx: Brief Summary

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Camelopteryx is a monotypic moth genus in the family Geometridae. Its only species, Camelopteryx multicolor, is found in Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Both the genus and species were first described by Joseph de Joannis in 1906.

It was described from two specimen of variable colour. The holotype is green, red and black with a wingspan of about 20 mm, while the other specimen did not show any green colouration.

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