Nearcha pseudophaes Lower, 1893
Angled Heath Nearcha
(one synonym : Nearcha uncta L.B. Prout, 1913)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Nearcha pseudophaes
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)

The adult moths of this species are greyish brown with dark brown spots and/or wavy lines on each wing. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Nearcha pseudophaes
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)

The species has been found in

  • New Soth Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.

    Further reading :

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

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


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    (updated 16 March 2012)