Polyclysta hypogrammata Guenée, 1857
(one synonym is Protaulaca scythropa Meyrick, 1891)
LARENTIINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Polyclysta hypogrammata
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth has grey-brown wings each with several dark zigzag transverse lines, and several dark patches. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.


drawing by Achille Guenée, listed as Polyclysta hypogrammata
,
in Boisduval & Guenée: Uranides et Phalénites,
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), Plate 22, fig. 4,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 376, No. 1502, and also Plate 22, fig. 4.


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    (written 24 September 2018)