Tessarotis rubrata Warren, 1903
(erroneously : Tessarotis rubra)
BOARMIINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Tessarotis rubrata
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Monaghan, taken at Cooroy, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are brown with a pale costa to each forewing, and a number of thin white lines on the body and each wing. Both forewings and hindwings have a hooked wingtip and an angled tornus. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species may be found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    William Warren,
    New Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Uraniidae and Geometridae from the Oriental region,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 10 (1903), p. 270, No. 30.


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    (updated 21 June 2011)