Picrophylla hyleora Turner, 1922
(one synonym : Picrophylla rhabducha Turner, 1947)
ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Picrophylla hyleora
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Lamington National Park, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are pale brown with dark markings, including a dark brown line across each wing, a broken black arc around the base, and a variable submarginal pair of black marks on each forewing. All four wings have doubly recurved margins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

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

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Australian Lepidoptera of the group Geometrites,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 46 (1922), p. 288.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian species of Boarmiadae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 58 (1947), p. 99, No. 69.


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    (written 24 June 2019)