Mnesampela athertonensis McQuillan, 1985
Atherton Gum Moth
NACOPHORINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Bart Hacobian, Millaa Millaa, Queensland)

The adult moths have greyish-brown wings, each with a straight pale-edged dark submarginal line. and irregularly scalloped margins. The moths repose with the forewings held covering the hindwings.


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

The species is found in the highland plains of

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Peter B. McQuillan,
    A taxonomic revision of the Australian autumn gum moth genus Mnesampela Guest (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Ennominae),
    Entomologica Scandinavica,
    Volume 16 (1985) p. 187.


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    (written 16 June 2018)