Scopula emissaria (Walker, 1861)
(previously known as Acidalia emissaria)
STERRHINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Scopula emissaria
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

This adult moth has pale brown wings with a dark dot, a fuzzy dark submarginal band, and other markings, on each wing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found across south-east Asia, including

  • India,

    as well as in Australia in:

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 22 (1861), p. 751, No. 192.


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    (written 10 January 2013)