Middletonia suavis Turner, 1947
Tick-marked Geometrid
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths have brown wings, with complex markings on the forewngs including a vague pale chrevron by each wingtip. The hindwings are plainer and paler, darkening toward the margins. The wing margins are scalloped. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

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. 14-15.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A preliminary revision of the Australian Thyrididae and Pyralidae: Part I,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 58 (1947), p. 110, No. 97.


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    (written 9 January 2016)