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

Xanthorhoe propinqua
male
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum)

The adult moth of this species has forewings which each have a dark complex brown pattern, and paler brown hindwings which each have a faint pattern of dark zig-zag lines. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Xanthorhoe propinqua
male, underside
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum)

The species is found in Australia in:

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading:

    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. 39 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 17 June 2015)