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

Boarmia suasaria
(Photo: courtesy of Jenny Holmes, Victoria)

The adult moths of this species are grey with wiggly lines, including one particularly dark one across each wing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in:

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


    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, 16 September 2013)