Chrysolarentia phaulophanes (Turner, 1936)
(formerly known as Euphyia phaulophanes)
XANTHORHOINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum, listed as Euphyia phaulophanes)

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings each with a pale-edged dark zig-zag submarginal line. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.


male, underside
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum, listed as Euphyia phaulophanes)

The species has only been found in

  • Western Australia.

    The species is suspected of being a dark subspecies of Chrysolarentia trygodes.


    Olga Schmidt,
    An annotated and illustrated list of the primary type specimens of geometrid moths deposited in the Queensland Museum (Australia, Brisbane),
    Spixiana,
    Volume 5, Part 1 (2012), pp. 79-100, Figs. 38 a,b.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 47 (1936), p. 26.


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    (written 16 June 2015)