Epidesmia perfabricata (Walker, 1861)
Grey Epidesmia
(previously known as Panagra perfabricata)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Epidesmia perfabricata
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adults are greyish-brown, with a sparse arc of dark spots, and a straight pale-edged dark dotted line parallel to the margin of each wing. The forewing margins are straighter than in other Epidesmia species. The moths have a wingspan of about 3.5 cms.

Epidesmia perfabricata
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)

The species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 18-19.

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 23 (1861), p. 996, No. 22.


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    (updated 20 July 2011, 21 October 2013)