Larophylla amimeta Turner, 1917
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth has brown forewings with yellow patches. The forewings have recurved wingtips. The hindwings are orange, each with an black spot near the middle. The moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Duncan Fraser, Gippsland, Victoria) )

The species is found in

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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 366.

    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.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of the Australian Lepidoptera. VI,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 42 (1917), pp. 389-390, No. 128.


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    (updated 4 March 2005, 3 May 2016)