Liometopa rectilinea Turner, 1947
Parallel Line-moth
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths are grey or brown, with a striking pattern on each forewing of a series of black transverse lines crossing blackened veins. The hindwings are pale grey or brown, darkening toward the margin. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.


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

The moths are inclined to rest with their forewings covering their hindwings.

The species is found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5,
    Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 16-17.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian species of Boarmiadae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 58 (1947), p. 109, No. 96.


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    (written 8 January 2016)