Hypographa phlegetonaria Guenée, 1857
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hypographa phlegetonaria
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)

The adult moths of this species are brown, with broad jagged dark lines on each wing. The wings have scalloped edges. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Hypographa phlegetonaria
male, drawing by Achille Guenée, Uranides et Phalénites
,
in Boisduval & Guenée, Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), Plate 19, fig. 3,
Image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Tasmania.

    Hypographa phlegetonaria
    male, underside, drawing by Achille Guenée, in Uranides et Phalénites,

    in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), Plate 19, fig. 2,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), p. 190, No. 293, and also Plate 19, figs. 2,3.


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    (updated 20 July 2011)