Chrysocraspeda cyphosticha (Turner, 1908)
(formerly known as Ptochophyle cyphosticha)
STERRHINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Chrysocraspeda cyphosticha
male
(Photo: courtesy of the Natural History Museum, London)

The adult moths of this species have rusty red wings, each crossed by two dark zigzag lines, and each with a black-edged white spot near the middle. The females have thread-like antennae. The males have feathery antennae, and a pale area by the tornus of each hindwing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Chrysocraspeda cyphosticha
female
(Photo: courtesy of the Natural History Museum, London)

The species is found in

  • Queensland.


    Further Reading

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. IV,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 32 (1908), pp. 680-681, No. 81.


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    (written 28 June 2019)