Chlenomorpha lygdina (Turner, 1917)
(formerly known as Syneora lygdina)
NACOPHORINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

lygdina
male
(Photo: courtesy of Daniel Heald, Wellard, Western Australia)

The adult moths of this species have pale brown forewings, each with a vague pale broad post-medial band and some faint dark spots on each forewing, and a vague dark submarginal band on each hindwing. The males have feathery antennae, and the females have thread-like antennae. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

lygdina
female
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in:

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera VI,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 42 (1917), p. 365, No. 90.


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    (written 16 February 2017, updated 11 October 2020)