Phazaca interrupta (Warren, 1896)
(one synonym : Erosia radiata T.P. Lucas, 1898)
Plain Roll-moth
EPIPLEMINAE ,   URANIIDAE ,   URANIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have a variable brownish-grey patchy wings. The hindwings each have a cusp on the margin. Like many moths in the subfamily EPIPLEMINAE, the moth often exhibits an interesting resting posture by creasing its wings. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Phazaca interrupta
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species occurs in :

  • Western Australia,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
    Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 34-35.

    Graham McDonald,
    Moths of Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 76 (March 2015), pp. 8-9, fig. 2,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    William Warren,
    New Uraniidae, Epiplemidae, and Geometridae from the Oriental and Palaearctic Regions,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 3 (1896), p. 352, No. 42.


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    (written 26 October 2014, 13 March 2015)