Hypomecis pallidiscaria (Walker, 1863)
Purplish Bark Moth
(previously known as Aspilates pallidiscaria)
BOARMIINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are brown with a purple sheen, and have a number of darker zigzag splotches on each wing. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

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

The species may be found in

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


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
    Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, pp. 20-21.

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 26 (1863), p. 1683.


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    (written 28 September 2017, updated 1 July 2018)