Boarmia zaloschema (Turner, 1917)
(also known as Hypomecis zaloschema)
Shaded Bark Moth
BOARMINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are pale brown, with a complex pattern the wings. The wing margins are saw-toothed. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in:

  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.

    The genus to which this species is assigned (Boarmia) is inappropriate, and this species and that currently named Cleora nesiotis should both be placed in a new but yet undescribed genus.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera VI,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 42 (1917), pp. 355-356.

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
    Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 24-25.


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    (written 12 March 2018, updated 2 JUly 2018)