Idiodes pellophanes (Turner, 1947)
(one synonym is Idiodes ischnora Turner, 1926 [nec Turner 1919])
LITHININI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are brown with a dark submarginal line and a vague dark spot near the middle of each wing. The forewing tips are recurved, and the wing margins scalloped. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

The species occurs in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Oenochromidae (Lepidoptera) II,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 44 (1919), p. 291, No. 183.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 50 (1926), pp. 126-127.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian species of Boarmiadae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 58 (1947), p. 111, No. 99.


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    (written 11 November 2018)