Planolocha autoptis Meyrick, 1892
Waved Point-moth
LITHININI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Morwell National Park, Victoria)

The wings of the adult moths of this species are brown, with variable markings sometimes including a large dark spot in the middle of each forewing, and a fragmented wavy double submarginal dark line on all four wings. The forewing margins are doubly recurved, and the hindwing margins are scalloped. There is a pair of dark dots on the back of each abdominal segment. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


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

The species occurs in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria.


    Further reading

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
    Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 10-11.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 62, Part 4 (1892), p. 646, No. 74.


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    (written 29 January 2017, updated 10 August 2018)