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

Boarmia phricomita
male
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 7)

The adult moths of this species are pale brown, with a variable number of incomplete dark wavy lines across the wings. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.

    The genus Boarmia is probably incorrect for this species. This species and the species currently named Tephrosia exesaria should both be placed in the same new genus.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Species of Boarmiadae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 58 (1947), p. 84, No. 31.

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
    Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 22-23.


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    (written 12 March 2018)