(previously known as Boarmia loxographa)
Light Grey Bark Moth
BOARMIINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 7)
The adult moth of this species is a pale patterned brown or grey, with a sometimes incomplete double wavy transverse dark line extending across the wings. The main line across each hindwing is fairly straight, unlike the very similar species Scioglyptis chionomera, for which this line is scalloped. The margin of each wing has a wavy edge. The males are noted for having very long fringes on the antennae. The moths of both sexes have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species is found in eastern Australia, including:
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 28-29.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of the Australian Lepidoptera. VI,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 42 (1917), pp. 353-354, No. 64.
(updated 19 December 2010, 18 July 2018, 13 October 2020)