Symmimetis muscosa Turner, 1907
EUPITHECIINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species are brown with various markings including curved transverse bands on the wings. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The eggs are laid singly on the leaves and twigs of a foodplant.

The species occurs in the oriental tropics, including :

  • Borneo,
  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 31, Part 4 (1907), p. 684.


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    (updated 14 August 2004, 26 February 2017)