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


male
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum, listed as Ecnomophlebia argyrospila)

The adult moth of this species has pale brown wings covered in darker brown spots. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.


male, underside
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum, listed as Ecnomophlebia argyrospila)

The species has only been found in

  • Queensland.

    Further work is needed to determine if the genus is correct.


    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. 36 a,b.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New species of Lepidoptera from the Barnard collection,
    Memoirs of Queensland Museum,
    Volume 12, Part 1 (1941), p. 47.


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    (written 16 June 2015)