Hypomecis curtaria (Walker, 1866)
(one synonym : Boarmia harmodia Turner, 1947)
BOARMIINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have streaky brown wings. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

The species has been found in:

  • Western Australia, and
  • 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. 7 a,b.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian species of Boarmiadae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 58 (1947), pp. 83-84, No. 30.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), p. 1592.


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

    (written 12 June 2015)