Aploschema discata (Warren, 1899),
(formerly known as Micronia discata)
URANIINAE,   URANIIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have off-white wings, each with scattered brown dots and spots. There are three dark spots at the pointed tornus of each hindwing. Like many moths in the family GEOMETRIDAE the moth has its wings open and flat in its resting posture. The wingspan of the males is about 2 cms. The wingspan of the females is about 3 cms.

The species occurs in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    William Warren,
    New species and genera of the families Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Epiplemidae, Uraniidae, and Geometridae from the Oriental and Palaearctic Regions,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 6 (1899) p. 319, No. 19.


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    (written 5 April 2019)