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

Epidesmia reservata
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adults are pale brown with one or two dark spots as well as a submarginal pale-edged arc of dark dots on each wing. There are also dark dots all around the margins of the wings. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 21 (1863), p. 996, No. 23.


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    (updated 16 June 2010, 31 October 2014)