Lipogya leucoprosopa (Turner, 1947)
Dash Bark Moth
(formerly known as Symmectroctena leucoprosopa)
BOARMIINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lipogya leucoprosopa
male
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)

The adult moths of this species have a complex pattern of light and dark brown and white on each wing.

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

The long scales behind the head and on the thorax can be raised to make a crest. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Lipogya leucoprosopa
showing crest behind the head
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)

The species has been found over much of Australia, including:

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

    Lipogya leucoprosopa
    underside
    (Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
    Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 20-21.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian species of Boarmiadae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 58 (1947), pp. 73-74, No. 7.


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    (written 1 July 2018)