Idaea inversata (Guenée, 1857)
(one synonym : Acidalia albicostata Walker, 1861)
STERRHINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Idaea inversata
(Photo: courtesy of Dianne Clarke, Mapleton, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are reddish brown, with a series of dark parallel wiggly lines across each wing, and a pale line along the costa of each forewing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Idaea inversata
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The species is found in Australia in:

  • Queensland,
  • Australian Capital territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading:

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), p. 467, No. 783.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 10-11.


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    (updated 19 December 2010, 8 October 2013, 3 May 2017)