Lyelliana phaeochlora Turner, 1916
NACOPHORINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lyelliana phaeochlora
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths have pale brown forewings, each with an irregular pattern of dark spots, zigzag lines, and blotches. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the margins, with some pattern along the costas. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Lyelliana phaeochlora
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera VI,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 41 (1916), p. 253.


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    (written 23 September 2018)