Tasmanian Saltmarsh Looper Moth
(also known as Scopula achroa)
STERRHINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, 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
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.
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 10-11.
(written 1 June 2005, updated 1 June 2018, 28 April 2020)