Zeuctophlebia squalidata (Walker, 1863)
Forest Heath Moth
(previously known as Fidonia squalidata)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Zeuctophlebia squalidata
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Burrill Lake, New South Wales)

The adult moths of this species are greyish brown. The wings each have a black dot near the middle, and a dark-edged pale line from the wingtip to the centre of the inner margin. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

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


    Further reading :

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

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 26 (1863), p. 1671, ref. 1036.


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    (written 30 March 2013)