Idaea ferrilinea (Warren, 1900)
(one synonym : Eois cletima Turner, 1908)
STERRHINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Idaea ferrilinea
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species are pale brown, with dark zigzag lines and spots on each wing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in :

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


    Further reading :

    William Warren,
    New genera and species of Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Epilemidae and Geometridae from the Indo-Australian and Palaearctic regions,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 7 (1900), p. 106, No. 19.


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    (updated 21 May 2010)