Selidosema leucoplecta Meyrick, 1892
(also known as Hypomecis leucoplecta)
Intricate Bark Moth
BOARMIINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

This adult moth is blotchy brown, with sinuous black, brown, and white lines on each wing. In this species: both sexes have feathery antennae. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


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

The species has been found in

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

    The genus Selidosema is inappropriaye for this species, but no other more appropriate genus has yet been proposed.


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
    Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 24-25.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 6, Part 4 (1892), pp. 607-608, No. 26.


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    (written 2 July 2018)