Scopula oppilata (Walker, 1861)
Oppilata Wave
(one synonym : Acidalia crossophragma Meyrick, 1886)
STERRHINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Scopula oppilata
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)

This adult moth is brown. Each wing is crossed by vague dark zig-zag bands, some sometimes vaguer than others. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in:

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


    Further reading:

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

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 23 (1861), p. 776, No. 238.


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    (written 23 February 2014)