GEOMETRINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Tony D., Buckland, Tasmania)
The adult moths of this species are dull grey marked with dark irregular lines.
The differences between this species and Crypsiphone ocultaria were found in the morphology of the genitalia. The superficial patterns of the upper and lower wing surfaces appear to be the same. Attempts to distinguish the two species using their DNA have also so far proved unsuccessful.
The species is thought only to exist in
Further reading :
Erki Õunap and Jaan Viidalepp,
Description of Crypsiphona tasmanica sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Geometrinae), with notes on limitations in using DNA barcodes for delimiting species
Australian Journal of Entomology,
Volume 48 (2009) pp. 113–124.
(written 26 October 2017, updated 9 October 2020)