Scioglyptis loxographa (Turner, 1917)
(previously known as Boarmia loxographa)
Light Grey Bark Moth
BOARMIINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

loxographa
male
(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 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.

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

The species is found in eastern Australia, including:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.

    loxographa
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 7)


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    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.


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    (updated 19 December 2010, 18 July 2018)