Sterictopsis argyraspis (Lower, 1893)
Webbed Grey
(also known as Rhuma argyraspis)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Sterictopsis argyraspis
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

These Caterpillars have been found feeding on

  • Swamp Mahogany ( Eucalyptus robusta, MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moths are grey with a network of black jagged lines on the upper forewing surfaces. The hindwings are dark grey at the margins fading to white at the bases each with a jagged brown submarginal line. Underneath the moths are grey with some zigzag lines, and with a broad black submarginal patch on each hindwing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


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

    This species has been photographed in

  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 17, Part 1 (1893), pp. 157-158.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 28-29.


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    (updated 28 June 2013, 29 December 2013)