Dash Bark Moth
(formerly known as Symmectroctena leucoprosopa)
BOARMIINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(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.
The long scales behind the head and on the thorax can be raised to make a crest. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found over much of Australia, including:
Further reading :
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.
(written 1 July 2018)