Lychnographa agaura Turner, 1917
Bright Geometrid
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Joan Fearn, Moruya, New South Wales)

The Caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on

  • Teatree ( Leptospermum species, MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moth has white forewings with a bold pattern of dark grey or brown patches, and yellow hindwings each with a dark patch. The moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms.


    (Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

    The moths have been found in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    wing undersides
    (Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5,
    Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 20-21.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of the Australian Lepidoptera. VI,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 42 (1917), pp. 388-389, No. 127.

    Cathy Young,
    Characterisation of the Australian Nacophorini and a Phylogeny for the Geometridae from Molecular and Morphological Data,
    Ph.D. thesis, University of Tasmania, 2003.


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    (updated 22 April 2012, 9 January 2016)