Lyelliana dryophila Turner, 1917
Lyell's Spotted Geometrid
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lyelliana dryophila
male
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The adult moths have pale brown wings, with a jagged dark brown line and several irregular arcs of dark spots across each forewing. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Lyelliana dryophila
female
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,
  • 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. 14-15.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera VI,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 42 (1917), pp. 378-379, No. 111.


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    (written 9 January 2016)