Problepsis sancta Meyrick, 1888
(one synonym : Antitrygodes erythroconia Prout, 1938)
STERRHINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species look very rich: they are a glistening satin white with a gold patch edged with shiny silver on each wing. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

They occur in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 37.14, p. 375.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 2, Part 4 (1888), p. 839, No. 3.


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    (updated 11 January 2013)