Symmimetis sylvatica Turner, 1922
(sometimes synonomised with Gymnoscelis picta Warren, 1901)
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 have a brown pattern of broad curved transverse arcs on the forewings, and a similar paler pattern on the hindwings. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in the oriental tropics, including :

  • Borneo,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Australian Lepidoptera of the group Geometrides,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 46 (1922), pp. 234-235.

    William Warren,
    New Uraniidae, Epiplemidae, and Geometridae from the Oriental and Palaearctic Regions,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 8 (1901), p. 30.


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    (updated 1 September 2004, 26 February 2017)