Furcatrox procera McQuillan, 1996
Ochre-rimmed Cape-moth
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have pale brown wings, each with a dark spot near the middle and other variable and vague markings. There is a yellow line interrupted by brown markings along the costa of each forewing. The hindwings have fainter patterns than the forewings. The females have thread-like antennae and the males have pectinated antennae. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

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. 8-9.

    Peter B. McQuillan,
    The Tasmanian Geometrid Moths Associated with the Genus Amelora auctorum (Lepidoptera : Geometridae : Ennomina),
    Invertebrate Taxonomy,
    Volume 10, Issue 3, 1996, p. 477, figs. 30, 31, 79, 85, 121.


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    (written 7 January 2016)