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

Antictenia punctunculus

The adult moths of this species are brown. The forewings each have darker areas at the margin and at the base outlined in dark brown, and with a dark spot near the middle. The hindwings each have a darker marginal area outlined in dark brown. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Antictenia punctunculus
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The undersides are similar to the upper surfaces, except the wingtip under each hindwing has a double pale grey spot outlined in dark red.

The species occurs in

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


    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), p. 84.


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    (updated 30 March 2013)