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

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

This adult moth is brown. Each wing is crossed by several dark bands, and has a black spot near the middle. The wingspan is about 1.6 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading:

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

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera II,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 2, Part 4 (1888), p. 862, No. 29.


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    (written 23 February 2014)