Picromorpha pyrrhopa (Lower, 1894)
Painted Geometrid
(formerly known as Idiodes pyrrhopa)
ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 7)

The uppersides of the wings of the adult moth of this species are brown, each with a general pattern of dark spots and orange blotches, and an orange fringe around the wing margins. The forewings each have a yellow stripe along the costa, and a recurved margin. The males and females both have thread-like antennae. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


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

The species occurs in

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


    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 7)


    Further reading

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
    Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 34-35.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 22 (1897), p. 264.


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    (written 29 January 2017, updated 12 August 2018)