Amended identification of Oxydia (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) on Brazilian peppertree

2019-01-03T06:09:42Z (GMT) by J. E. Hayden G. S. Wheeler K. Dyer

A colony of moths recently studied and published for control of Schinus terebinthifolia is found not to be Oxydia vesulia (Cramer) but instead a possibly undescribed species. Three species were originally collected. The unknown species is diagnosed by morphology and COI and compared to congeners.