Epicompsa xanthocrossa Guest, 1887
Pale Pink Geometrid
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Epicompsa xanthocrossa
male
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The moth is brown with two dark zigzag lines across each wing. There is a pink tinge to the thorax and the costas of the forewings. The margins of the wings are highly crenulated. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in:

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


    Further reading:

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 24-25.

    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. 138, No. 13.


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    (updated 12 July 2010)