Scioglyptis chionomera (Lower, 1893)
(previously known as Diastictis chionomera)
Grey-patch Bark Moth
BOARMIINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Scioglyptis chionomera
male
(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 termen of each fore and hind wing has a wavy edge. The moth has a wingspan of about 4 cms.

Scioglyptis chionomera
female
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 7)

The species is found in eastern Australia, including:

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.

    Scioglyptis chionomera
    (Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)


    Further reading

    Marilyn Hewish,
    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.


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    (updated 17 September 2011, 18 July 2018)