Sterictopsis divergens Goldfinch, 1929
Webbed Grey
(also known as Rhuma divergens)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Sterictopsis divergens
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)

The adult moths of this species are grey with a pattern of dark zigzag lines on each wing. The moth has a wingspan of about 4 cms.

This species has been photographed in

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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 37.4, p. 371.

    Gilbert Macarthur Goldfinch,
    Revision of Australian Geometridae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 54 (1929), pp. 382-383, No. 5, and also Plate XV, fig. 4.

    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)