Epicyme

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Epicyme
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Epicyme

Meyrick, 1885[1]
Species:
E. rubropunctaria
Binomial name
Epicyme rubropunctaria
(Doubleday, 1843)[2]
Synonyms
  • Generic
    • Hippolyte Meyrick, 1883
  • Specific
    • Ptychopoda rubropunctaria Doubleday, 1843
    • Asthena risata Guenée, 1857
    • Asthena mullata Guenée, 1868
    • Asthena vexata Walker, 1869

Epicyme is a monotypic moth genus in the family Geometridae described by Meyrick in 1885. Its only species, Epicyme rubropunctaria, the red-spotted delicate, described by Doubleday in 1843, is found in New Zealand, the Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania and Victoria.

The wingspan is about 25 mm.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on plants in the genera Haloragis, Gaultheria and Geranium.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yu, Dicky Sick Ki. "Epicyme Meyrick 1885". Home of Ichneumonoidea. Taxapad. Archived from the original on 9 December 2017.
  2. ^ Yu, Dicky Sick Ki. "Epicyme rubropunctaria (Doubleday 1843)". Home of Ichneumonoidea. Taxapad. Archived from the original on 23 March 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2013.

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