Parepisparis excusata (Walker, 1860)
Marbled Twisted Moth
(one synonym : Epicampyla sublaeta Turner, 1919)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

This Caterpillar feeds on the foliage of:

  • Gum Trees ( Eucalyptus, MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moth has pale brown wings with variable markings, but usually with three dark marks along each forewing costa. The hindwings each have a jagged white mark with a black centre-line. The margin of each forewing is recurved twice at the wingtip. The moth usually rests with its abdomen twisted to one side. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

    The species has been found in:

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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, Fig. 36.10, p. 369.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2013, pp. 12-13.

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 21 (1860), p. 280, No. 4.


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    (updated 18 June 2013)