Polyacme dissimilis (Warren, 1897)
(one synonym : Aspidoptera navigata Lucas, 1900)
BOARMIINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Polyacme dissimilis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The coloration of the adult moth of this species is variable. Basically it is a blotchy brown, and the forewings sometimes have several irregular pale patches, and sometimes there is a dark line across each wing. The hindwings each have a dark dot near the middle. The margin of each forewing has a double recurve, and the wingtip is hooked. All the wings have scalloped edges.

Polyacme dissimilis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • Victoria.

    Polyacme dissimilis
    (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. 69.

    William Warren,
    New genera and species of Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Epiplemidae, Uraniidae, and Geometridae in the Tring Museum,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 4 (1897), p. 254, No. 162.


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

    (updated 16 April 2011)