Selidosema agoraea Meyrick, 1892
(also known as Hypomecis agoraea)
Uniform Bark Moth
BOARMIINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


female
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 7)

This adult moth is blotchy brown, often with black, brown, and white wiggly lines and spots on each wing. The undersides are plain brown with one dark spot near the middle of each wing. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


male
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in

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

    The genus Selidosema is actually inappropriate for this species and for Selidosema thermaea, and they should both be placed in a new as yet undescribed genus.


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
    Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 22-23.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 6, Part 4 (1892), p. 608, No. 27.


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    (updated 12 April 2012, 2 July 2018)