Urostola magica Meyrick, 1891
(one synonym : Loxographe fulva Warren, 1898)
LITHININI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Urostola magica
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Lamington National Park, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have brown wings, each with a palish basal half, and a darkish marginal half, divided by a nearly straight line. Each half of each wing is itself crossed by a variable pale-edged dark wiggly transverse line, and may have some variable dark spots. The forewings have doubly recurved margins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Urostola magica
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 14 (1891), p. 199.

    William Warren,
    New species and genera of the families Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Uraniidae, Epiplemidae, and Geometridae from the Old-World Regions,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 5 (1898), p. 252, No. 78.


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    (written 24 June 2019)