Dysbatus stenodesma (Lower, 1899)
Arc Line-moth
(previously known as Stibaroma stenodesma)
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Dysbatus stenodesma
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The moth is grey or brown or both, with pale and dark areas outlined in dark zigzag lines. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading:

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 16-17, 19.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 24 (1899), pp. 87-88.


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    (updated 12 July 2010)