Austroterpna paratorna (Meyrick, 1888)
Rounded Grey
(previously known as Hypochroma paratorna)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Austroterpna paratorna
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are grey, each with dark marks on the margin by the wingtip and at the base. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

The species has been found in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

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

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera II,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 2, Part 4 (1891), pp. 906-907, No. 85.


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    (updated 28 June 2013, 25 April 2014)