Hypographa aristarcha L.B. Prout, 1910
Stout Moth
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hypographa aristarcha
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 4)

The adult moths of this species are grey or brown with various dark markings, including a winding dark line across each forewing. The wings have scalloped edges. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Hypographa aristarcha
natural pose
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 4)

In its natural resting position, the moth has its wings closed over its back, like a butterfly.

The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further Reading

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 36.16, p. 369.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 8-9.

    Louis Beethoven Prout,
    Geometridae, subfamily Oenochrominae,
    Genera Insectorum,
    Fascicules 104 (1910), p. 50, No. 2 (2).


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    (updated 20 July 2011)