Aeolochroma metarhodata

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Aeolochroma metarhodata
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Aeolochroma
A. metarhodata
Binomial name
Aeolochroma metarhodata
(Walker, 1863)[1]
  • Scotosia metarhodata Walker, 1863

Aeolochroma metarhodata, the tea-tree emerald, is a moth of the family Geometridae first described by Francis Walker in 1863. It is found in the Australian states of Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria.

The larvae feed on Leptospermum polygalifolium.[2]


  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. ^ Herbison-Evans, Don & Crossley, Stella (12 June 2018). "Aeolochroma metarhodata (Walker, [1863]) Tea-tree Emerald". Australian Caterpillars and their Butterflies and Moths. Retrieved 17 April 2019.