Heterogena exitela (Turner, 1947)
Four-spot Bark Moth
BOARMIINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Heterogena exitela
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum)

The adult moths of this species have brown wings, each with a broad vague dark submarginal band and a number of vague pale patches including two pale patches, one in the middle and one at the apex of each wing, each containing a dark brown spot. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Heterogena exitela
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum)

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland.


    Further Reading

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

    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. 18 a,b.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian species of Boarmiadae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 58 (1947), pp. 105-106, No. 85.


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    (written 14 June 2015)