Paraterpna harrisoni Goldfinch, 1929
GEOMETRINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Victor Fazio, Tinonee, New South Wales)

The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on the leaves of

  • Tea-Trees ( Leptospermum species, MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moths of this species have pale grey wings with dark veins and single curving dark line, with dark spots where it crosses each vein. The hindwings have serrated margins. The abdomen has a single dorsal stripe. The wingspan of is about 5 cms.

    Paraterpna harrisoni
    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

    The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Gilbert Macarthur Goldfinch,
    Revision of Australian Geometridae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 54 (1929), pp. 401-402, No. 12. and also Plate 15, fig. 11.


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    (written 22 September 2020)