Gastrinodes argoplaca (Meyrick, 1892)
(previously known as Selidosema argoplaca)
Cryptic Bark Moth
BOARMIINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have a complex pattern of light and dark brown and white on each wing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found over much of Australia, including:

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    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), pp. 615-616, No. 38.


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    (updated 4 May 2010)