(previously known as Diastictis heterogyna)
Zoned Bark Moth
BOARMIINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth of this species is a pale patterned brown and grey, with a sometimes incomplete broad wavy transverse dark lines extending across the wings. The margin of each fore and hind wing has a wavy edge. The male moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms. The females have a more muted pattern. The female moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The species is found in south-eastern Australia, including:
Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 28-29.
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 17, Part 1 (1893), p. 159.
(written 18 July 2018, updated 15 May 2021)