Phrataria transcissata Walker, [1863]
Dark Phrataria
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The adult moth of this species is brown with a white subterminal line along each wing margin, and a broad white diagonal line across each fore wing. It has a wingspan of about 2.5 cms. The natural posture of the moth has the wings partly folded above its back.


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

The species is found in

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


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 14-15, 20-21.

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 26 (1863), p. 1742.


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    (updated 20 June 2013)