Encryphia frontisignata (Walker, [1863])
(one synonym : Idiodes ceramopis Turner, 1919)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Encryphia frontisignata
(Photo: courtesy of Deane Lewis, Cania Gorge, Queensland)

The adults of this species are pale brown with a two dark bands across each forewing, and one across each hindwing, although the shade is rather variable. The forewing margins are slightly recurved near the wingtips. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Encryphia frontisignata
(Photo: courtesy of Deane Lewis, Cania Gorge, Queensland)

The species is found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 26 (1863), p. 1523, Ref. 234.


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    (written 16 April 2013, updated 28 April 2013)