Epyaxa agelasta (Turner, 1904)
Coastal Epyaxa
(previously known as Xanthorhoe agelasta)
XANTHORHOINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Picture: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings that are traversed by blue-grey wavy bands. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


underside
(Picture: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)

The species has been found in

  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 26-27.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Family Geometridae,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria,
    Volume 16 (1904), pp. 272-273, No. 117.


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    (written 9 September 2013)