Sauris lichenias (Meyrick, 1891)
(previously known as Remodes lichenias)
TRICHOPTERYGINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Sauris lichenias
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has forewings with a complex pattern of shades of white, grey, black and green, resembling lichen. The hindwings are plain white, and only about half the size of the forewings. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species is found in :

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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 377.

    J. S. Dugdale,
    Australian Trichopterygini (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) With Descriptions of Eight New Taxa,
    Australian Journal of Zoology,
    Volume 28, Number 2 (1980), pp. 301-340.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, Updates 56, 57.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 5, Part 4 (1890), p. 806, No. 14.


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    (updated 18 June 2011, 25 August 2017)