Acropteris teriadata (Guenée, 1857),
URANIINAE ,   URANIIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have white wings, each streaked by several 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 :

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Micronidae,
    in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 29, No. 936.


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    (written 14 January 2015)