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

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

The adult moth of this species is pale green with a faint series of equispaced wavy darker lines across each wing, and a dark dot near the middle of each forewing. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms. The green fades to brown in museum specimens.

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)