Poecilasthena ischnophrica Turner, 1941
ASTHENINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Poecilasthena ischnophrica
female
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum)

The adult moth of this species is brown with a speckled pattern consisting of lines of dark dashes along the veins in the wings. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Poecilasthena ischnophrica
female, underside
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum)

The species is found in Australia in:

  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading:

    Olga Schmidt,
    An annotated and illustrated list of the primary type specimens of geometrid moths deposited in the Queensland Museum (Australia, Brisbane),
    Spixiana,
    Volume 5, Part 1 (2012), pp. 79-100, Figs. 40 a,b.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New species of Lepidoptera from the Barnard collection. No. 2,
    Memoirs of the Queensland Museum,
    Volume 12, Part 1 (1941), p. 42.


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    (written 17 June 2015)