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


(Photo: courtesy of Ken Walker, Cobberas, Victoria)

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 wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species occurs in

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


    Further reading

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


    previous
    back
    caterpillar
    Australian
    Australian Butterflies
    butterflies
    Australian
    home
    caterpillars
    Australian
    Australian Moths
    moths
    next
    next
    caterpillar

    (written 29 January 2017)