Acropteris nanula (Warren, 1898),
(formerly known as Micronia nanula)
URANIINAE,   URANIIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Acropteris nanula
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have white wings, each streaked by pale brown curved lines. There is a dark spot 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 is about 3 cms.

The species occurs in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    William Warren,
    New species and genera of the families Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Uraniidae, Epiplemidae and Geometridae from the old world regions,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 5 (1898) pp. 226-227, No. 14.


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    (written 13 October 2018)