Poecilasthena euphylla (Meyrick, 1891)
Olive Delicate
(previously known as Asthena euphylla)
ASTHENINI,   LARENTIINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species is light green, with pale jagged bands across each wing. The forewings each have a pale brown leading edge, and the hindwings have pale margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms. The green fades to brown in museum specimens.

Poecilasthena euphylla
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.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera IV,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 5, Part 4 (1890), pp. 815-816, No. 25.


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    (written 13 September 2013, updated 29 May 2018)