(previously known as Diastictis chionomera)
Grey-patch Bark Moth
BOARMIINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
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 margin of each fore and hind wing has a wavy edge. The main line across each hindwing is scalloped, unlike the very similar species Scioglyptis loxographa, for which this line is straighter. The moth has a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The species is found in eastern Australia, including:
Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 28-29.
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 17, Part 1 (1893), pp. 159-160.
(updated 17 September 2011, 18 July 2018)