Cyneoterpna alpina Goldfinch, 1929
Alpine Grey
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cyneoterpna alpina
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)

The adult moths of this species have grey wings with dark angular zig-zag lines. Underneath, the wings each have a characteristically shaped dark patch. The wingspan of the males is about 5 cms. The wingspan of the females is about 4 cms.

The species has been found in

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


    Further reading :

    Gilbert Macarthur Goldfinch,
    Revision of Australian Geometridae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 54 (1929), pp. 400, No. 40. and also Plate 15, fig. 12.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 30-31.


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    (updated 28 June 2013)