Poecilasthena fragilis Turner, 1942
Fragile Delicate
ASTHENINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species is off-white, with a faint series of equispaced wavy pale green lines across each wing, and a dark dot near the middle of each forewing. The forewings have a yellowish leading edge. The wingspan is about 2 cms. The green fades to brown in museum specimens.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • 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,
    Fragmenta lepidopterologica.,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 53, Part 4 (1942), p. 61.


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    (written 13 September 2013)