Chlenias nodosus (Swinhoe, 1892)
(formerly known as Asteroscopus nodosus)
NACOPHORINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Chlenias nodosus
male
(Photo: courtesy of Ian Baird, O'Connor, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species have grey forewings, each with a pattern including a submarginal set of dark longitudinal brown-edged dashes. The hindwings are pale brown darkening toward the edges. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Chlenias nodosus
female
(Photo: courtesy of CBG Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.

    Chlenias nodosus
    male, drawing by Charles Swinhoe, listed as Asteroscopus nodosus
    ,
    Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
    Part 1: Sphinges and Bombyces (1892), Plate VIII, Fig. 13,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further Reading

    Charles Swinhoe,
    Sphinges and Bombyces,
    Catalogue of Eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the Oxford University Museum,
    Clarendon Press, Part 1 (1892), p. 299, No. 1384 and also Plate 8, fig. 13.


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    (written 14 August 2018)