Hypodoxa bryophylla

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Hypodoxa bryophylla
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Hypodoxa
Species: H. bryophylla
Binomial name
Hypodoxa bryophylla
(Goldfinch, 1929)[1]
Synonyms
  • Pingasa bryophylla Goldfinch, 1929

Hypodoxa bryophylla, the green looper moth, is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

The wingspan is about 30 mm. Adults are green, with reddish brown markings, and black zigzag lines across each wing.[2]

The larvae feed on the foliage of Eucalyptus and Angophora species, as well as Acacia falcata, Acacia leiocalyx and Acacia pycnantha. They are thin and green, with a red and white line along each side of the body. The larva may reach a length of about 50 mm. Pupation takes place in a loose cocoon within joined curled leaves of the foodplant.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pitkin, Linda M. ; Hongxiang Han & Shayleen James, 2007, Moths of the tribe Pseudoterpnini (Geometridae: Geometrinae): a review of the genera, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 150: 343-412. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2007.00287.x
  2. ^ Australian Insects