Scalloped Bark Moth
BOARMIINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(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.
The species has been found in:
The genus in which this species is currently placed (Boarmia) is inappropriate for this species and those currently named Hypomecis externaria and Boarmia panconita. They should all be placed in a new as yet undescribed genus.
Further reading :
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.
(written 31 December 2016)