Dark Desert Bark Moth
(previously known as Ectropis loxoschema)
BOARMIINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 7)
The adult moths have pale fawn wings with a complex pattern of dark and light lines. The wings have a dark line around the margins. The moths normally rest with wings flat with all four wings exposed. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species occurs in the centre of Australia, including:
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 24-25.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian species of Boarmiadae (Lepidoptera),
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 58 (1947), p. 73, No. 5.
(written 21 February 2018, updated 15 July 2018)