Chaetolopha leucophragma (Meyrick, 1891)
(previously known as : Scordylia leucophragma)
LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
( donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Chaetolopha leucophragma
(Photo: courtesy of Dr David G. Hewitt, Melbourne)

The caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on

  • Ferns ( POLYPODIOPHYTA ).

    Chaetolopha leucophragma
    (Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt).

    The adult moth has brown wings, with three pale zigzag liness across each forewing, and a white dash near each apex. The hindwings are paler brown, and have a zigzag dark line across each one.

    The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading:

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 11.35, pp. 67, 377.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3 - Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 12-13, 34-35.

    Olga Schmidt,
    A revision of the genus Chaetolopha Warren (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Larentiinae) with a description of Parachaetolopha, gen. nov.,
    Invertebrate Systematics, Volume 16 (2002), pp. 703-733.


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    (updated 26 February 2013)