Epidesmia brachygrammella Lower, 1893
Variable Epidesmia
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Epidesmia brachygrammella
female
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings often with two incomplete dark sinuous lines across each one. The hindwings are brown with vague pale bands. The females have thread-like antennae. The males have antennae with a feather-like fringes. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

This species has been found in

  • Northern Territory,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further Reading

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 17 (1893), p. 287.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 18-19.


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    (written 3 May 2014)