Planolocha obliquata (T.P. Lucas, 1892)
LITHININI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Morwell National Park, Victoria)

The Caterpillar of this species is thought to feed on

  • Ferns ( POLYPODIOPHYTA ).

    The wings of the adult moths of this species are brown, each with several variable markings sometimes including a vague diagonal line across each wing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    The species occurs in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On 34 new species of Australian Lepidoptera, with additional localities,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 8, Part 3 (1892), pp. 80-81.


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    (written 29 January 2017)