Poecilasthena balioloma (Turner, 1907)
Stitched Delicate
(previously known as Asthena balioloma)
ASTHENINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Poecilasthena balioloma
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)

The adult moth of this species is pale green with a series of equispaced wavy darker lines on every wing, and a dark dot near the middle of each forewing. The wings have a series of dark dashes around the edges. The wingspan is about 2 cms. The green fades to brown in museum specimens.

Poecilasthena balioloma
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 32-33.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera III,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 31, Part 4 (1906), p. 697.


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    (written 13 September 2013)