Paramelora lychnota (Lower, 1900)
Flame Geometrid
(formerly known as Xanthorhoe lychnota)
MACARIINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The the wings of the adult moth of this species have pale brown forewings with indistict darker wavy bands enclosing orange areas. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The males and females are very similar, except the females have thread-like antennae, and the males have bipectinate antennae. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.


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

The species occurs in

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia,
  • Western Australia, and
  • Northern Territory.


    male, showing 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. 16-17.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 25 (1900), pp. 404-405.


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    (written 28 March 2018, updated 11 August 2018)