Loweria capnosticta (Turner, 1919)
Smoke-spotted Cape-moth
(formerly known as Pseudopanthera capnosticta)
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Loweria capnosticta
male
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The adult moths have pale wings, scattered with black dots. The wings each have a prominent dark spot near the middle of the costa. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Loweria capnosticta
male, undersides of wings
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The species has been found in:

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


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 8-9.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera VI (Third instalment),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 44 (1919), pp. 298-299, No. 197.


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    (written 8 January 2016)