Dinophalus incongrua (Walker, 1857)
(previously known as Agrotis incongrua)
Blackened Moth
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE
GEOMETROIDEA ,  
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have dark grey forewings each with several faint jagged transverse lines. Each hindwing is off-white with a dark band along most of the margin containing a pale undulating submarginal line. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Th species occurs in

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


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2013, pp. 8-9.

    Francis Walker,
    Noctuidae,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 10 (1856), p. 353, No. 109.


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    (written 23 February 2017)