Authaemon purpurea Goldfinch, 1944
Purple Cape-moth
NACOPHORINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of E. Friedrich, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The adult moths are brown with a purple sheen, each wing having a subterminal arc of very dark spots. The forewings each have a hooked wingtip. The hindwings are a paler brown than the forewings. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 8-9.

    Gilbert Macarthur Goldfinch,
    Notes on Australian Boarmiidae and Oenochromidae (Lepidoptera) with descriptions of new species,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 69 (1944), p. 194.


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    (written 20 December 2015)