Authaemon poliophara Turner, 1919
Light-brown Cape-moth
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths are brown, each wing having a subterminal arc of dark spots, and a pale costa. The forewings each have a hooked wingtip. The hindwings are a paler brown than the forewings. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in dry country in

  • 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. 8-9.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. VI (Third instalment),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 44 (1919), p. 297, No. 194.


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    (written 20 December 2015)