Ectropis lignea Goldfinch, 1944
Dark-tipped Bark Moth
BOARMIINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species is pale brown, with fragmented dark brown wavy lines across the wings. It has a blurry dark blotch on each forewing extending from near the middle to the margin. Like most geometrids, the moth rests with wings outspread. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

The species occurs in:

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Gilbert Macarthur Goldfinch,
    Notes on Australian Boarmiidae and Oenochromidae (Lepidoptera) with descriptions of new species,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 69 (1944), p. 190.

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
    Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 30-31.


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    (updated 17 September 2013, 9 July 2018)