Androchela newmannaria Guenée, 1858
Newman's Cape-moth
(formerly known as Crocallis newmannaria)
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths have brown wings, with very broad band with irregular dotted edges across each forewing, and a vague dark spot near the middle of each wing. The forewings have angled margins and slightly hooked wingtips. The moths have a wingspan of 3 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.

    This may be the same species as, and senior synonym for: Androchela camptodes. Further investigation of the type specimens is required.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), p. 169, No. 270.

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 12-13.

    Peter B. McQuillan,
    The Tasmanian Geometrid Moths Associated with the Genus Amelora auctorum (Lepidoptera : Geometridae : Ennomina),
    Invertebrate Taxonomy,
    Volume 10, Number 3 (1996), pp. 433-506.


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    (written 20 December 2015)