Boarmia phloeopa Turner, 1947
Scalloped Bark Moth
BOARMINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Boarmia phloeopa
male
(Photo: courtesy of Russell Best, Murray-Sunset National Park, Victoria)

The adult moths of this species have a complex pattern of shades of brown on the wings and the body. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

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

The species has been found in:

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

    The genus of this moth is in dispute.

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


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
    Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 26-27.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian species of Boarmiadae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 58 (1947), p. 82 No. 27.


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    (written 31 December 2016)