Aporoctena scierodes Meyrick, 1892
Buff-tinted Geometrid
NACOPHORINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Aporoctena scierodes
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

These moths have a mottled pattern of dark and light brown on the wings. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

The species is found in :

  • Queensland,
  • 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. 24-25.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 6, Part 4 (1892), pp. 622-623, No. 45.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 57.


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    (updated 21 July 2010, 28 September 2017)