Thalaina tetraclada (Lower, 1900)
(formerly known as Amelora tetraclada)
NACOPHORINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have white wings, with brown lines around all the edges of, and two brown lines along: each forewing. The hindwings each have a jagged black patch. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Ethan Beaver, Whyalla, South Australia)

The species occurs in

  • New South Wales,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 25 (1900), p. 406.


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    (written 14 May 2017)