Lophosticha psorallodes Lower, 1902
Brown-marbled Geometrid
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have speckled grey or brown forewings, each with two broad wavy transverse speckled bands. Sometimes the transverse bands are basically brown, and sometimes yellow. The hindwings are off-white darkening toward the margins. The females have thread-like antennae and the males have slightly pectinated antennae. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

The species has been found 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. 14-15.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new genera and species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), pp. 232-233.


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    (written 8 January 2016)