Phrataria replicataria Walker, 1866
Pale Phrataria
OENOCHROMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Phrataria replicataria
(Photo: copyright Dave Britton)

The adult moths of this species are white with dark brown bars running from the costa. The hindwings are white with dark markings on the margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Phrataria replicataria
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species occurs in

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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 36.18, p. 370.

    Peter Hendry,
    Mt Glorious- Saturday 28th November 2009,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 56 (March 2010), pp. 32-33,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

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

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), pp. 1700-1701.


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    (updated 23 March 2012, 3 April 2019)