Aglossophanes pachygramma (Lower, 1893)
Streaked Heath Moth
(previously : Darantasia pachygramma)
OENOCHROMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Aglossophanes pachygramma
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each having two dark diagonal lines, and a dark edge to the basal part of the costa. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Aglossophanes pachygramma
digitally repaired
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4,)

The species occurs in

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

    Aglossophanes pachygramma
    underside
    (Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 17 (1893), pp. 154-155.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 20-21.


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    (updated 30 March 2013, 1 June 2018)