Mnesampela kunama McQuillan, 1985
Mountain Gum Moth
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Cathy Young & Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths have brown forewings with variable dark markings. The hindwings are pale brown darkening toward margins. The forewing tips are recurved slightly, and the hindwing margins scalloped slightly. The moths repose with the forewings held covering the hindwings. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


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

The species is found in the high country of

  • 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. 32-33.

    Peter B. McQuillan,
    A taxonomic revision of the Australian autumn gum moth genus Mnesampela Guest (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Ennominae),
    Entomologica Scandinavica,
    Volume 16 (1985) p.192.


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    (written 11 January 2016)