NACOPHORINI in Australia
ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
  
Don Herbison-Evans
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Stella Crossley

NACOPHORINI

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The moths in the tribe NACOPHORINI have nearly featureless hindwings, and unlike moths in other tribes of GEOMETRIDAE rest with their wings closed like a tent.

Some notable species of the 174 Australian named species in NACOPHORINI are :

Amelora acontistica : Chevron Looper Moth
Amelora acromegala
Amelora anepiscepta : Reddish Cape-moth
Amelora arotraea : Triangle Cape-moth
Amelora belemnophora : Ribbon Cape-moth
Amelora camptodes : Hooked Cape-moth
Amelora catacris : Alpine Cape-moth
Amelora ceraunia : Peaked Cape-moth
Amelora conia
Amelora cryphia : Hidden Cape-moth
Amelora demistis : Pointed Cape-moth
Amelora goniota : Flecked Cape-moth
Amelora idiomorpha : Crescent Cape-moth
Amelora leucaniata : Striped Cape-moth
Amelora mesocapna : Rusty Cape-moth
Amelora nebulosa : Cloudy Cape-moth
Amelora oenobreches
Amelora oncerodes : Rounded Cape-moth
Amelora oritropha : Alpine Striped Cape-moth
Amelora petrochroa
Amelora polychroa : Blotched Cape-moth
Amelora sparsularia
Amelora synclera : Divided-spot Cape-moth
Amelora syscia : Smudged Cape-moth
Amelora zophopasta : Ring Cape-moth

Amphiclasta lygaea : Ragged Geometrid

Amphicrossa hemadelpha : Fine-veined Geometrid

Androchela milvaria : Four-spot Cape-moth
Androchela newmannaria : Newman's Cape-moth

Aphantes melanochorda : Corded Geometrid

Apheloceros dasciodes

Aporoctena aprepes
Aporoctena scierodes : Buff-tinted Geometrid

Archephanes zalosema : Green Mosaic Geometrid

  • Argidava subviduata

    Authaemon stenonipha : Pale-bordered Cape-moth

    Bradyctena trychnoptila

    Capusa chionopleura
    Capusa cuculloides : White-winged Wedge-moth
    Capusa graodes : Brown Wedge-moth
    Capusa senilis : Black-banded Wedge-moth
    Capusa stenophara : Dusky Wedge-moth

    Cassythaphaga macarta : Cassytha Cape-moth

    Chlenias auctaria
    Chlenias banksiaria
    Chlenias belophora
    Chlenias nodosus
    Chlenias ochrocrana : White-point Crest-moth
    Chlenias seminigra : Black-caped Crest-moth
    Chlenias stenosticha : Pale Grey Crest-moth
    Chlenias zonaea : Zoned Crest-moth

    Chlenomorpha lygdina
    Chlenomorpha sciogramma : Bent-wing Geometrid

    Ciampa arietaria : Forked Pasture-moth
    Ciampa chordota : Orange Pasture-moth
    Ciampa heteromorpha : White-lined Pasture-moth

    Conosara castanea : Forest Geometrid

    Corula geometroides : Ash-grey Geometrid

    Cryphaea xylina : Woodland Geometrid

    Crypsiphila atmophanes

    Cycloprorodes melanoxysta : Black-edged Geometrid

    Dolabrossa amblopa : Shaded Cape-moth

    Drymoptila temenitis : Crescent-tipped Geometrid

    Dysbatus singularis : Dry-country Line-moth
    Dysbatus stenodesma : Arc Line-moth

    Epicompsa xanthocrossa : Pale Pink Geometrid

    Fisera belidearia : Two-toned Crest-moth
    Fisera dictyodes : Sinuate Crest-moth
    Fisera eribola : Orange-hooded Crest-moth
    Fisera halurga
    Fisera hypoleuca : Russet Crest-moth
    Fisera perplexata : Light-tan Crest-moth
    Fisera phricotypa : Pale Crest-moth
    Fisera species

    Furcatrox australis : Triple-pointed Cape-moth
    Furcatrox furneauxi : Furneaux-island Cape-moth
    Furcatrox pervaga : Pale-spot Cape-moth
    Furcatrox procera : Ochre-rimmed Cape-moth
    Furcatrox serrula : Maroon-spot Cape-moth

    Gastrina cristaria : Wave-lined Geometrid

    Gastrinopa xylistis : Wood-grain-Geometrid

  • Hypsitropha euschema

    Lackrana carbo : Blackened Cape-moth

    Larophylla amimeta

    Liometopa rectilinea : Parallel Line-moth

    Lophosigna catasticta : White-capped Geometrid

    Lophosticha idiograpta
    Lophosticha psorallodes : Brown-marbled Geometrid

    Lophothalaina habrocosma : Crested Teatree Moth

    Loweria callisarca
    Loweria capnosticta : Smoke-spotted Cape-moth
    Loweria philocosma
    Loweria platydesma : Broken-banded Cape-moth
    Loweria stenoscia : Fine-lined Cape-moth
    Loweria species

    Luxiaria ochrophara

    Lychnographa agaura : Bright Geometrid
    Lychnographa heroica

    Lyelliana dryophila : Lyell's Spotted Geometrid
    Lyelliana phaeochlora

    Melanodes anthracitaria

    Mictodoca toxeuta : Long-nosed Geometrid

    Middletonia suavis : Tick-marked Geometrid

    Mnesampela arida
    Mnesampela athertonensis : Atherton Gum Moth
    Mnesampela comarcha : Dry-leaf Gum Moth
    Mnesampela heliochrysa : Golden-winged Gum Moth
    Mnesampela kunama : Mountain Gum Moth
    Mnesampela lenaea : Rippled Gum Moth
    Mnesampela privata : Autumn Gum Moth

    Mochlotona phasmatias : Draped Geometrid

    Neoteristis paraphanes : Shouldered Geometrid

    Niceteria macrocosma : Showy Geometrid

    Nisista galearia : Winter Crest-moth
    Nisista notodontaria : Annulus Crest-moth
    Nisista serrata : Serrated Crest-moth
    Nisista species

    Nycterephes anthracica

    Palleopa innotata : Finely-streaked Crest-moth

    Paralaea atralba : Black-and-White Crest-moth
    Paralaea beggaria : Peppermint Looper
    Paralaea chionopasta : Montane Crest-moth
    Paralaea jarrah
    Paralaea karri
    Paralaea maranoa
    Paralaea ochrosoma : Fuscous Crest-moth
    Paralaea polysticha : Grey-lined Crest-moth
    Paralaea porphyrinaria : Chestnut-veined Crest-moth
    Paralaea sarcodes : Flesh-coloured Crest-moth
    Paralaea taggorum
    Paralaea tasmanica
    Paralaea toowoomba

    Plesanemma altafucata
    Plesanemma fucata : Lemon Gum Moth

    Plesiolaea maritima : Red-tracked Geometrid

    Rhynchopsota delogramma : Radiating Geometrid
    Rhynchopsota rhyncophora : Scallop-banded Geometrid

    Smyriodes aplectaria : Plain Line-moth
    Smyriodes aspera : Varied Geometrid
    Smyriodes trigramma : Stippled Line-moth
    Smyriodes species

    Stibaroma aphronesa
    Stibaroma melanotoxa : Grey-caped Line-moth

    Thalaina angulosa : Blotched Satin Moth
    Thalaina clara : Clara's Satin Moth
    Thalaina inscripta : Mitre Satin Moth
    Thalaina kimba : Grey-and-white Satin Moth
    Thalaina macfarlandi : McFarland's Satin Moth
    Thalaina paronycha
    Thalaina selenaea : Orange-rimmed Satin Moth
    Thalaina tetraclada

    Xylodryas leptoxantha

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    (written 19 November 2015, updated 23 September 2018, 13 November 2019, 28 April 2020, 29 October 2021, 24 April 2022)