Dithalama cosmospila Meyrick, 1888
Grey Spotted Wave
STERRHINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Dithalama cosmospila
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species are pale brown, with a dark broad incomplete submarginal band of rusty spots on each wing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 6-9.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera II,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 2, Part 4 (1888), pp. 840-841, No. 4.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 145.


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    (updated 8 November 2010)