Chlenias belophora (Turner, 1919)
Centreline Crest-moth
(one synonym : Chlenias chytrinopa Turner, 1947)
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Chlenias belophora
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum, listed as Chlenias chytrinopa)

The adult moths of this species have streaky brown forewings, and plain brown hindwings. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Chlenias belophora
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum, listed as Chlenias chytrinopa)

The species has been found in:

  • Victoria.


    Further Reading

    Olga Schmidt,
    An annotated and illustrated list of the primary type specimens of geometrid moths deposited in the Queensland Museum (Australia, Brisbane),
    Spixiana,
    Volume 5, Part 1 (2012), pp. 79-100, Figs. 14 a,b.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. VI (Third instalment),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 44 (1919), p. 310, No. 223.


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    (written 21 May 2015)