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

Ectropis lignea
(Photo: courtesy of Laura levens, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species is pale brown, with a smattering of short dark brown marks. Like most Ectropis species, it has a blurry dark blotch near the middle of each forewing, and dark marks on the first abdominal segment. which align with wavy dark lines on the hindwings when the moth is at rest. Like most geometrids, the moth rests with wings outspread. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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, 4 January 2017)