Dirades lugens (Warren, 1897)
(formerly known as Epiplema lugens)
EPIPLEMINAE ,   URANIIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Dirades lugens
(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 concave costa, and a pointed cusp on the margin. Like many moths in the subfamily EPIPLEMINAE, the moth often exhibits an interesting resting posture by creasing its wings.

Dirades lugens
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The species occurs in :

  • Queensland, and
  • northern New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    William Warren,
    New Genera and Species of Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Epiplemidae, Uraniidae, and Geometridae in the Tring Museum,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 4 (1897), pp. 202-203, No. 21.


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    (written 26 October 2014)