Nearcha tristificata (Walker, 1861)
Northern Nearcha
(one synonym : Panagra transactaria Walker, 1861)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Nearcha tristificata
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)

The adult moths of this species are greyish brown with dark brown spots and/or wavy lines on each wing. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in

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

    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 18-19.

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 23 (1861), p. 967, No. 39.


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    (updated 16 March 2012)