Poecilasthena cisseres Turner, 1933
Ivy-green Delicate
ASTHENINI,   LARENTIINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species is pale green with a faint pattern on the wings, and with thin brown edge to the costa and margin of each wing. Each forewing also has two prominent curved white transverse lines. Each hindwing also has one prominent curved white transverse line. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms. The green colur fades to brown in museum specimens.

Poecilasthena cisseres
faded male
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)

The species has been found in

  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading:

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 57 (1933), p. 159.


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    (written 13 September 2013, updated 9 June 2018)