Sauris melanosterna Dugdale, 1980
TRICHOPTERYGINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Sauris melanosterna
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has forewings with a complex pattern of shades of greyish green. The hindwings are plain, and only about half the size of the forewings.

The species is found in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    J.S. Dugdale,
    Australian Trichopterygini (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) with descriptions of eight new taxa,
    Australian Journal of Zoology,
    Volume 28 (1980), p. 331, figs. 15, 16, 38, 51, 83, 84, 103, 104.


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    (written 26 May 2013)