Oospila circumsignata

Edge-marked Emerald

Oospila circumsignata, Edge-marked Emerald, tribe Hemitheini

Family: Geometridae

Subfamily: Geometrinae


Oospila is a speciose genus found in the Neotropics.

The generic name is Greek for "egg-spotted," referring to the shape of the abdominal markings.  The species name is Latin and means "marked around the edges," referring to the purplish-brown coloration on the trailing edges of the wings.

Oospila circumsignata was described in 196 from Amazonas province, Brazil.

Photo location: Montagne de Kaw, French Guiana.

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