Psilosticha absorpta (Walker, 1860)
(previously known as Tephrosia absorpta)
Fine-waved Bark Moth
BOARMIINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths have grey wings with a complex wavy pattern. The wings have scalloped pattern on the margins. The moths normally rest with wings flat with all four wings exposed.

The species occurs in south-east Australia, including:

  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
    Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 24-25.

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 21 (1860), p. 420, No. 53.


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    (updated 7 May 2010)