Fisera phricotypa Turner, 1919
Pale Crest-moth
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Fisera phricotypa
female
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

These adult moths have pale grey-brown forewings, each with a central dark dot, as well as a submarginal arc of dark dots. The hindwings are paler, especially toward the bases. At rest, the wings are held like a tent over the body. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species occurs in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 34-35.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera VI (Third instalment),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 44 (1919), p. 390-391, No. 244.


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    (written 6 January 2016)