Epyaxa hyperythra (Lower, 1892)
Banded Epyaxa
(previously known as Xanthorhoe hyperythra)
XANTHORHOINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has brown wings. The forewings each crossed by a broad dark 'Y' shaped band. The hindwings have subdued markings. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading:

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of New South Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 15 (1892), pp. 12-13.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 26-27.


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    (updated 9 September 2013, 20 January 2016)