Hypomecis catephes (Turner, 1947)
(formerly known as Boarmia catephes)
BOARMIINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hypomecis catephes
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum, listed as Boarmia catephes)

The adult moths of this species have streaky brown forewings, and plainer hindwings. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Hypomecis catephes
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum, listed as Boarmia catephes)

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland.

    The current genus is inappropriate for this species, and it needs to be reclassified.


    Further Reading

    Olga Schmidt,
    An annotated and illustrated list of the primary type specimens of geometrid moths deposited in the Queensland Museum (Australia, Brisbane),
    Spixiana,
    Volume 5, Part 1 (2012), pp. 79-100, Figs. 4 a,b.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian species of Boarmiadae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 58 (1947), p. 76, No. 13.


    previous
    back
    caterpillar
    Australian
    Australian Butterflies
    butterflies
    Australian
    home
    caterpillars
    Australian
    Australian Moths
    moths
    next
    next
    caterpillar

    (written 21 May 2015)