Neogyne elongata Warren, 1898
BOARMIINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Neogyne elongata
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are blotchy brown, with one or two dark zig-zag lines across them. The hindwings are similar to the forewings, but usually more muted. Each wing has a slightly scalloped margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

The moth usually rests with the wings creased and folded, and thwithe abdomen bent to one side.

Neogyne elongata
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 68.

    William Warren,
    New species and genera of the families Thyrididae, Uraniidae, Epiplemidae, and Geometridae from the Old-World Regions,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 5 (1898), p. 256, No. 88.


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    (written 28 December 2013, updated 23 September 2018)