Notiosterrha aglaodesma (Lower, 1893)
Saltpan Wave
(previously known as Sterrha aglaodesma)
STERRHINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Notiosterrha aglaodesma
(Photo: courtesy of Russell Best, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)

The adult moths of this species have brown or rust coloured forewings, each with three white transverse zigzag bands. The hindwings are nearly white with faint dark bands. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Notiosterrha aglaodesma
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)

The species has been found in :

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


    Further reading:

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 17, Part 1 (1893), p. 157.

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


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    (written 24 February 2014)