Ateloptila confusa Warren, 1900
(one synonym : Boarmia nyctopora Turner, 1917)
BOARMIINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

These adult moths vary in colour from brown to grey, and have a complex pattern of dark spots and zigzag lines on the wings. The males additionally have a white line along the costa of each forewing. The hindwings particularly have crenulate margins. The wingspan is abouut 4 cms.

This species occurs in north Queensland.


female
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)


Further reading :

Buck Richardson,
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 57.

William Warren,
New genera and species of Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Epilemidae and geometridae from the Indo-Australian and Palaearctic regions,
Novitates Zoologicae,
Volume 7 (1900), p. 112, No. 37.


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(created 24 August 2012)