Nisista serrata (Walker, 1857)
Serrated Crest-moth
(one synonym : Gastrina denticulata Swinhoe, 1900)
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Nisista serrata
(Photo: courtesy of Jenny Holmes, Victoria)

The caterpillars of this species initially are black with white spots.

The adult moths are brown with dark zigzag lines across the wings. At rest, the moths hold their wings folded like a tent. The wingspan when the wings are out to the side is about 5 cms.

Nisista serrata
(Photo: courtesy of Jenny Holmes, Victoria)

The species has been found in:

  • South Australia
  • Tasmania,
  • Victoria, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading:

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 19, 26-27, back cover.


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    (updated 5 December 2011, 7 June 2014)