Scioglyptis heterogyna (Lower, 1893)
(previously known as Diastictis heterogyna)
Zoned Bark Moth
BOARMIINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Scioglyptis heterogyna
male
(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.

Scioglyptis heterogyna
female
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species is found in south-eastern Australia, including:

  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading

    Marilyn Hewish,
    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.


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    (written 18 July 2018)