Fisera dictyodes (Lower, 1893)
Sinuate Crest-moth
(formerly known as Mnesampela dictyodes)
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Fisera dictyodes
female
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The Caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on the foliage of

  • Gum Trees ( MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moths have brown forewings, each with a broad paler band across the middle. The tips of the forewings are slghtly hooked, and the wing margins are slightly scalloped. At rest, the wings are held over the body. The wingspan is about 4 cms. The females have thread-like antennae, and the males have pectinated antennae.

    The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 34-35.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 17 (1893), p. 291.


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    (written 3 January 2016)