Lackrana carbo McQuillan, 1996
Blackened Cape-moth
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lackrana carbo
female
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each with a dark zig-zag markings. The hindwings have fainter patterns than the forewings. The females have thread-like antennae and the males have pectinated antennae. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in:

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


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 12-13.

    Peter B. McQuillan,
    The Tasmanian Geometrid Moths Associated with the Genus Amelora auctorum (Lepidoptera : Geometridae : Ennomina),
    Invertebrate Taxonomy,
    Volume 10, Issue 3, 1996, p. 484, figs. 32, 87-89, 123.


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    (written 7 January 2016)