Drymoptila temenitis Guest, 1887
Crescent-tipped Geometrid
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The forewings of the adult moths of this species are brown each with a broad curved black-edged dark marginal area, and a dark transverse line across the base. The hindwings are off-white, darkening toward the margins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

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

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Guest,
    A classified list of Geometrina found around Balhannah, with notes on species,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 9 (1887), p. 141, No. 24.

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 14-15.


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    (written 2 January 2016)