Furcatrox furneauxi McQuillan, 1996
Furneaux Island Cape-moth
NACOPHORINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Furcatrox furneauxi
female
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The adult moths of this species have brown wings, each with a black spot near the middle, and two crenulated transverse lines. The margins of the wings are scalloped. The hindwings have fainter patterns than the forewings. The females have thread-like antennae and the males have pectinated antennae. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Furcatrox furneauxi
male
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The species has been found in:

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


    Further reading :

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

    Peter B. McQuillan,
    The Tasmanian geometrid moths associated with the genus Amelora auctorum (Lepidopetra: Geometridae: Ennominae),
    Invertebrate Taxonomy,
    Volume 10 (1996), p. 470, figs 77, 119.


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    (written 11 March 2021)