Dasybela achroa (Lower, 1902)
Tasmanian Saltmarsh Looper Moth
(also known as Scopula achroa)
STERRHINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Scopula achroa
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott Moths of Victoria: Part 3)

This adult moth is brown. Each wing is crossed by dark zig-zag bands. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is rare, being found only in the few remaining saltmarshes of

  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading:

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new genera and species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), p. 229.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 10-11.


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    (written 1 June 2005, updated 24 February 2014)