Smyriodes trigramma (Lower, 1892)
Stippled Line-moth
(one synonym : Cleora dolichoptila Turner, 1947)
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male
(Photo: courtesy of Jenny Holmes, Great Western, Victoria)

The Caterpillars of this species feed on the foliage of:

  • Gum Trees ( Eucalyptus, MYRTACEAE ).


    female
    (Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Satin Moths and Allies - Part 5)

    The adults are grey or fawn and orange, with with dark wiggly lines on the forewings, and a dark spot near the centre of each hindwing. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.


    male
    (Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

    The species is found over most of the non-tropical regions of Australia, including:

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


    underside, male
    (Photo: courtesy Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum)


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 34.10, p. 364.

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

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of New South Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 15 (1892), p. 9.

    Olga Schmidt,
    An annotated and illustrated list of the primary type specimens of geometrid moths deposited in the Queensland Museum (Australia, Brisbane),
    Spixiana,
    Volume 5, Part 1 (2012), pp. 79-100, Figs. 15 a,b.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian species of Boarmiadae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 58 (1947), pp. 91-92, No. 48.

    Cathy Young,
    Characterisation of the Australian Nacophorini and a Phylogeny for the Geometridae from Molecular and Morphological Data,
    Ph.D. thesis, University of Tasmania, 2003.


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    (updated 14 July 2010, 16 September 2013, 14 June 2015)