Idaea coercita (T.P. Lucas, 1900)
(previously known as Acidalia coercita)
STERRHINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Idaea coercita
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are pale brown, with each wing having three pale indistinct zig-zag lines and a dark edge. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Idaea coercita
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The underside is plain pale brown, with a dark edge around each wing.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    New species of Queensland Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 15 (1900), p. 140.


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    (written 10 January 2013, updated 9 October 2014)