Boarmia suasaria (Guenée, 1857)
(one synonym : Tephrosia gratularia, Walker, 1860)
Serrated Bark Moth
BOARMIINI ,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have grey wings with brownish patches, each wing with various wiggly lines, including a black-edged white zigzag submarginal line and chequered fringes. The abdomen has alternating light and dark bands. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Boarmia suasaria
male
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 7)

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.

    The genus of this species is under review, and so the species is currently unplaced.

    Boarmia suasaria
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of John Bromilow, Ainslie, Australian Capital Territory)


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), p. 243, No. 363.

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
    Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 26-27.


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    (updated 9 July 2010, 1 July 2018, 20 August 2019, 26 February 2020)