Idaea trypheropa (Meyrick, 1889)
(previously known as Mnesterodes trypheropa)
STERRHINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Idaea trypheropa
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are pale brown, with a dark zigzag submarginal band on each wing. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On some Lepidoptera from New Guinea,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1889, pp. 483-484, No. 85.


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    (written 10 January 2013)