Myrioblephara desumpta (Walker, 1860)
(previously known as Tephrosia desumpta)
Grey-marbled Bark Moth
BOARMIINI ,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is brown with complex markings. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


female
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 7)

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.

    It is not clear that Myrioblephara is the correct genus for this species. t may need to be moved to a new genus.


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
    Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 20-21.

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 21 (1860), p. 420-421, No. 54.


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    (written 2 April 2015, updated 3 July 2018)