(previously known as Tephrosia externaria)
Mahogany Bark Moth
BOARMIINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Cathy Byrne & Stella Crossley
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moths of this species are brown with a number of darker zigzag splotches on each wing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species may be found in
The genus in which this species is currently placed (Tephrosia) is inappropriate for this species and those currently named Boarmia phloeopa and Boarmia panconita. They should all be placed in a new as yet undescribed genus.
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 26-27.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), p. 1591.
(updated 21 June 2011, updated 16 July 2018)