Hypomecis platyleuca (Turner, 1947)
(formerly known as Boarmia platyleuca)
BOARMIINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hypomecis platyleuca
male
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum, listed as Boarmia platyleuca)

The adult moths of this species have patchy brown wings, sometimes with very pale patches. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


male
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland, listed as Boarmia platyleuca)

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland.

    Hypomecis platyleuca
    male, underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum, listed as Boarmia platyleuca)

    The current genus is inappropriate for this species, and it needs to be reclassified.


    female
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland, listed as Boarmia platyleuca)


    Further Reading

    Olga Schmidt,
    An annotated and illustrated list of the primary type specimens of geometrid moths deposited in the Queensland Museum (Australia, Brisbane),
    Spixiana,
    Volume 5, Part 1 (2012), pp. 79-100.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian species of Boarmiadae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 58 (1947), p. 82, No. 26.


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    (written 21 May 2015)