Parepisparis multicolora (T.P. Lucas, 1892)
(previously known as Onychodes multicolora)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Parepisparis multicolora
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are brown, sometimes with a white patch near the tip of each forewing, and sometimes with a white patch near the tornus of each hindwing. The forewings have hooked wingtips. The wingspans are 4-6 cms.

Parepisparis multicolora
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species occurs in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On 34 new species of Australian Lepidoptera, with additional localities,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 8 (1892), pp. 81-82.

    Olga Schmidt,
    An annotated and illustrated list of the primary type specimens of geometrid moths deposited in the Queensland Museum (Australia, Brisbane),
    Spixiana,
    Volume 5, Part 1 (2012), pp. 79-100, Figs. 45 a,b.


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    (written 9 January 2013)