McFarland's Satin Moth
(formerly known as Thalainodes macfarlandi)
NACOPHORINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(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
Further reading :
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), pp. 128-129.
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.
(written 15 May 2017)