Scopula subliniaria (Walker, 1866)
STERRHINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Scopula subliniaria
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has brown wings with faint dark transverse zigzag lines and with arcs of dark spots. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found as several subspecies across the south Pacific, including

  • Fiji,

    as well as over the north of Australia including

  • Western Australia
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), p. 1632.


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    (writen 7 February 2018)