Tephroclystia melanolopha Swinhoe, 1895
(also known as Eupithecia melanolopha)
EUPITHECIINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Axel Hausmann, SNSB, Zoologische Staatssammlung Muenchen)

The adult moths of this species are brown with various markings, including a dark complex mark midway along the costa of each forewing. The wingspan is about 1.2 cms.

The species occurs in the oriental tropics, including :

  • Borneo,
  • India,
  • Taiwan,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Charles Swinhoe,
    New Species of Indian Epiplemidae, Geometridae, Thyrididae, and Pyralidae,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 6, Volume 16 (1895), p. 296.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Family Geometridae,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria,
    Volume 16 (1904), p. 236, No. 23.


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    (written 30 September 2016, updated 26 February 2017)