Ciampa chordota (Meyrick, 1890)
Orange Pasture-moth
(formerly known as Aspilates chordota)
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ciampa chordota
male
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The forewings of the adult moths of this species are orange-brown with broad white lines along the veins. The hindwings are off-white, darkening toward the margins, with a dark smudge near the middle. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 20-21.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera III,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 4, Part 4 (1890), pp. 1196-1197, No. 65.


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    (written 31 December 2015)