Paralaea polysticha McQuillan, Young, & Richardson, 2001
Grey-lined Crest-moth
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Cathy Young & Stella Crossley


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

Both sexes of adult moth have forewings that are ash to silvery grey sprinkled with black. The hindwings are brown at the margin fading to white at the base. Each forewing has a dark spot in the middle of it.


female
(Photo: copyright of Cathy Young)

The males also have a dark spot in the middle of each hindwing. The wingspan is about 5 cms.


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

The species occurs in

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

    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5,
    Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 28-29.

    Peter B. McQuillan, Catherine J. Young, & Alistair M.M. Richardson,
    A revision of the Australian moth genus Paralaea Guest (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Ennominae),
    Invertebrate Taxonomy,
    Volume 15, part 3 (2001), pp. 277-317.


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    (created 4 March 2005, updated 1 January 2012, 15 January 2016)