Chlenias ochrocrana Turner, 1947
White-point Crest-moth
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Chlenias ochrocrana
female
(Photo: courtesy of E. Friedrich, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each with a double zig-zag pale-edged submarginal band, and a similar single zig-zag band near the base. The hindwings are pale brown darkening toward the edges, each with a vague pattern including dark comma-shaped spot near the middle. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Chlenias ochrocrana
male
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further Reading

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 20-21.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian species of Boarmiadae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 58 (1947), p. 104, No. 81.


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    (written 30 December 2015)