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

The adult moths of this species are pale brown with two dark brown lines across each wing. The outer line on each forewing splits widely near the wingtip. The forewing tips are recurved. The hindwing inner margins each have a bulge. The wingspan is about 3.5 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)