Eupithecia aphanes (Turner, 1941)
EUPITHECIINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


female
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum, listed as Tephroclystia aphanes)

The adult moth of this species has dark brown wings with vague darker zig-zag markings. The hindwings are unusually small. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.


female, underside
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum, listed as Tephroclystia aphanes)

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading:

    Olga Schmidt,
    An annotated and illustrated list of the primary type specimens of geometrid moths deposited in the Queensland Museum (Australia, Brisbane),
    Spixiana,
    Volume 5, Part 1 (2012), pp. 79-100, Figs. 43 a,b.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New species of Lepidoptera from the Barnard collection,
    Memoirs of Queensland Museum,
    Volume 12, Part 1 (1941), p. 42.


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    (written 16 June 2015, updated 28 March 2017)