Ectropis calida Goldfinch, 1944
Tawny Bark Moth
BOARMIINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ectropis calida
(Photo: courtesy of Rog Standen, Mt Eliza, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species is pale grey or brown, with vague wavy dark lines. Some specimens have a pale band along each forewing costa. Like most Ectropis species, it often has a blurry dark blotch near the middle of each forewing. Like most geometrids, the moth rests with wings outspread. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species occurs in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Gilbert Macarthur Goldfinch,
    Notes on Australian Boarmiidae and Oenochromidae (Lepidoptera) with descriptions of new species,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 69 (1944), p. 189.

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
    Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 30-31.


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    (written 22 September 2017)