Bradyctena trychnoptila (Turner, 1906)
(one synonym : Lyelliana pristina Turner, 1926)
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Cathy Young & Stella Crossley


female
(Photo: copyright Cathy Young)

The adult moths of this species have forewings with a brown pattern. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


eggs magnified
(Photo: copyright Cathy Young)

The eggs are smooth and oval with a dimple. They are initially white, and turn brown as hatching approaches. The eggs are about 0.75 mm in length.

The species is found in

  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Peter B. McQuillan,
    An overview of the Tasmanian geometrid moth fauna (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) and its conservation status,
    Journal of Insect Conservation,
    Volume 8 (2004), Parts 2-3, pp. 209-220.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera of the families Noctuidae and Pyralidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 30 (1906), p. 131.

    Catherine J. 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 4 March 2005)