Nearcha curtaria (Guenée, 1857)
Angular Nearcha
(previously known as Panagra curtaria)
OENOCHROMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
  Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Nearcha curtaria
female
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)

The adult moths of this species are pale brown with two dark brown, often dotted, lines across each wing. The outer line on each forewing splits widely near the wingtip.

Nearcha curtaria
male
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)

The forewing tips are slightly recurved. The wingspan varies from 2 to 3 cms.

Nearcha curtaria
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)

The species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 129, No. 1129.

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


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    (updated 16 March 2012, 12 March 2019)