Nycticleptes lechriodesma Turner, 1939
OENOCHROMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are greyish brown with a paler marginal half to each wing. The forewing wingtips are recurved, and the margins scalloped The wingspan is about 5 cms.

Nycticleptes lechriodesma
female
(Photo: courtesy of Paul Kay, Nerren Nerren, Western Australia)

The species has been found in

  • Northern Territory,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.

    Nycticleptes lechriodesma
    underside, male
    (Photo: courtesy of Paul Kay, Nerren Nerren, Western Australia)


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 36.12, p. 369.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 8-9.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 50 (1939), p. 142.


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    (updated 4 May 2014, 8 March 2020)