Fisera hypoleuca (Turner, 1919)
Russet Crest-moth
(formerly known as Stathmorrhopa hypoleuca)
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Fisera hypoleuca
male
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The adult moths of this species have reddish brown wings, sometimes each with a dark spot near the middle. The tips of the forewings are slightly hooked. The females have thread-like antennae and slightly more hooked forewing tips. The males have pectinated antennae.

Fisera hypoleuca
male
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

At rest, the wings are held over the body like a tent. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Fisera hypoleuca
undersides of wings
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera VI (Third instalment),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 44 (1919), p. 393, No. 248.


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    (written 3 January 2016)