Scopula hypochra (Meyrick, 1888)
(previously known as Acidalia hypochra)
STERRHINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

This adult moth is pale brown with a dark dot near the middle of each wing and some other brown markings, including brown zigzag lines on each wing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

  • Japan,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Western Australia,
  • Queensland,
  • Norfolk Island,
  • New South Wales, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera II,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 2, Part 4 (1888), pp. 848-849, No. 13.


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    (written 11 January 2013)