Parepisparis virgatus Scoble & E.D. Edwards, 1990
Brown Twisted Moth
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)

This caterpillar has been found feeding on
  • Red Stringybark ( Eucalyptus macrorhyncha, MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moth of this species is brown with dark blotches. The forewings have white spots near the wingtips. The forewings have recurved wingtips, and wavy margins. There is a purple blotch under the middle of each forewing. The wingspan is about 5 cms. The adult moth is inclined to curve its abdomen to one side when at rest.

    The species has been found in Australia in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2013, pp. 12-13.

    Malcolm J. Scoble & Ted Edwards,
    Parepisparis Bethune-Baker and the composition of the Oenochrominae (Lepidoptera: Geometridae),
    Journal Entomologica Scandinavica,,
    Vol. 20, Part 4 (1989), pp. 371-399.


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    (updated 18 June 2013)