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Pencil lined geometrid

Paraterpna sp. (2)

Description:

About 30mm across at rest. Drawn to lights near midnight.

Habitat:

Outer urban area adjacent to national parks.

Notes:

Not formally named yet...
Currently the only species in the genus is P.harrisoni which looks similar.
https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:...

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3 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Thanks Mark, that makes more sense now. I guess this is the Victoria version of 'harrisoni'. Great that these are getting described.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Sorry you're right - I have mis-worded it. As this one is not yet named the only formally described species is 'harrisoni' I'm told this one will get 'done' later this year.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Mark, so this is not Paraterpna harrisoni? So that would be a second species in the genus? Trying to figure it out :-)
https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:...

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Feb 8, 2018
Submitted on Mar 11, 2018

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