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

Idaea pseliota
(Photo: courtesy of Jenny Holmes, Great Western, Victoria)

The adult moths of this species are pale brown, with two dark brown wiggly lines on each forewing, and one on each hindwing. All the wings have a submarginal array of brown spots. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • 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. 10-11.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera II,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 2, Part 4 (1888), p. 848, No. 12.


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    (updated 14 July 2010, 17 September 2013)