Ellopia cumularia Guenée, 1857
LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male, drawing by Achille Guenée, Uranides et Phalénites,

Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), Plate 5, fig. 5,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moth of this species has pale brown wings,. with a dark yellow-edged 'Y" shaped bar across each forewing, and a dark yellow edged plain bar across each hindwing. The forewing tips are slightly hooked, and each wing margin is angled.

This species has been found in Australia.

The genus assigned to this species by Guenée needs to be changed, but so far no suitable genus has been described.


Further reading:

Achille Guenée,
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), pp. 133-134, No. 206, and also Plate 5, fig. 5.


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(written 23 November 2015)