Scioglyptis canescaria (Guenée, 1857)
(formerly known as Boarmia canescaria)
Fuscous Bark Moth
BOARMIINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

canescaria
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is a pale patterned brown and grey, with a sometimes incomplete broad wavy transverse dark line extending across the wings. The termen of each fore and hind wing has a wavy edge. The moth has a wingspan of about 4 cms.

The species is found in eastern Australia, including:

  • Queensland,
  • Victoria, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), p. 379, No. 380.

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
    Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 18-19, 28-29.


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    (written 17 October 2014)