Euphronarcha leptodesma (Meyrick, 1892)
Pale Desert Bark Moth
(formerly known as Selidosema leptodesma)
BOARMIINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


female
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 7)

The adult moth of this species is pale grey or brown with dark wavy lines across the wings. The hindwings have scalloped margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


male
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 7)

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
    Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 28-29.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 6, Part 4 (1892), pp. 606-607, No. 25.


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    (written 12 July 2018)