Thalaina macfarlandi (Wilson, 1972)
(formerly known as Thalainodes macfarlandi)
NACOPHORINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ethan Beaver, Hale, Northern Territory)

The adult moths of this species have white wings, with each forewinghaving brown lines around most of the edges and a large brown 'W'. The hindwings each have two black patches. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    James Otto Wilson,
    A new species of Thalainodes (Lepidoptera: Geometridae-Ennominae) from central Australia
    Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne,
    Volume 33 (1972), pp. 123-124.


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    (written 15 May 2017)