Scopula hypocallista (Lower, 1900)
Dry-country Wave
(previously known as Leptomeris hypocallista)
STERRHINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Scopula hypocallista
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)

This adult moth is brown. Each wing is crossed by vague dark zig-zag bands. The hindwings are sometimes yellower than the forewings. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading:

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 25 (1900), p. 405.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 8-9.


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    (written 23 February 2014)