Stibaroma aphronesa (Lower, 1902)
(formerly known as Smyriodes aphronesa)
NACOPHORINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Stibaroma aphronesa
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aldersyde, Western Australia)

The adult moth has grey forewings with some black zigzag transverse lines, and black veins. The hindwings are silver with a broad black band along the margin. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Stibaroma aphronesa
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species occurs in:

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

    DNA studies have shown that there are eight unnamed species in the genus Stibaroma in addition to the two listed here.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Geometrina, etc.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), pp. 250-251.


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    (written 12 April 2020)