Cleora nesiotis (Turner, 1926)
Oblong Bark Moth
BOARMIINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species is greyish-brown with wiggly lines across the wings. There is often a dark spot near the middle of each wing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.

    The genus to which this species is assigned (Cleora) is inappropriate, and this species and that currently named Boarmia zaloschema should both be placed in a new but yet undescribed genus.


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
    Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 24-25.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New and Little known Tasmanian Lepidoptera,
    courtesy of the Library Open Repository, University of Tasmania Library,
    Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania,
    1925, pp. 99-100.


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    (written 25 March 2018)