Parepisparis brevidactyla Scoble & Edwards, 1990
OENOCHROMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Parepisparis brevidactyla
(Photo: courtesy of Joan Fearn, Moruya, New South Wales)

The adult moths of this species are brown, with forewings that each have three vague dark diagonal marks on the costa, and an incomplete dark diagonal line into the wingtip. In the normal posture the forewings cover the hindwings. The forewings have hooked wingtips. Some specimens have scalloped wing margins. The moth commonly rests with the adbomen twisted to one side. The wingspan is abut 5 cms.

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

The species occurs in :

  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    M.J. Scoble & E.D. (Ted) Edwards,
    Parepisparis Bethune-Baker, and the composition of the Oenochrominae (Lepidoptera: Geometridae),
    Entomologica Scandinavica,
    Volume 20 (1990) p. 395, figs 30, 31, 38, 57, 67.


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    (written 30 September 2017)