Eucymatoge scotodes Turner, 1904
Scotodes Carpet
(sometimes known as Eupithecia scotodes)
LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum)

The adult moth of this species is brown with variable patterns. The hindwings are plainer with the patterns confined to the inner margins.


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

This species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.

    There has been a lot of difficulty identifying specimens purported to be of this species. It is possible that some of these identifications are mistaken. Olga's photographs above are of Turner's type specimen.


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 34-35.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Family Geometridae,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria,
    Volume 16 (1904), p. 248, No. 48.


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    (written 11 September 2013)