Phrataria bijugata (Walker, [1863])
Bold Phrataria
(one synonym : Melanippe teliferata Walker, 1863)
OENOCHROMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian Baird, O'Connor, Australian Capital Territory)

These adult moths have a striking pattern of dark brown and white on the wings, with some narrow orange streaks at the forewing tips. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

They have been found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Victoria.


    showing undersides
    (Photo: courtesy of Ian Baird, O'Connor, Australian Capital Territory)


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 36.19, p. 370.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2013, pp. 20-21,
    listed as Phrataria brujata.

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 26 (1863), p. 1663, ref. 1013.


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    (updated 23 March 2012, 8 December 2019, 16 December 2020)