Balantiucha cyclocrossa Turner, 1926
EPIPLEMINAE ,   URANIIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have a variable brownish-grey pattern on each wing, usually including a dark semi-circle near the middle of the inner margin of each forewing. The inner margin of each forewing is also concave. The hindwings each have a pointed tornus. Like many moths in the subfamily EPIPLEMINAE, the moth often exhibits an interesting resting posture by creasing its wings. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 50 (1926), pp. 129-130.


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    (written 10 October 2014)