Antimimistis attenuata Moore, 1887
(one synonym is Antimimistis illaudata Turner, 1922)
LARENTIINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Antimimistis attenuata
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has brown wings, each with irregular white transverse lines, and sometimes with a pale triangle near the middle of each wing margin. The wingspan is about 1.7 cms.

Antimimistis attenuata
Drawing by Frederic Moore, listed as Eupithecia attenuata
,
The Lepidoptera of Ceylon, Volume 3 (1886), Plate 206, fig. 3,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species is found across south-east Asia, including

  • Borneo,
  • Vietnam,

    as well as Australia in:

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading:

    Frederic Moore,
    The Lepidoptera of Ceylon,
    L. Reeve, London, Volume 3 (1886), pp. 479-480, and also Plate 206, fig. 3.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Australian Lepidoptera of the group Geometrites,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 46 (1922), p. 234.


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    (written 4 November 2018)