Mountain Wine Moth
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 4,)
The adult moths of this species are pinkish brown with a yellow line from the wingtip to the middle of the hind margin, and a dark line from the middle of the costa to the middle of the hind margin on each forewing. The yellow line and dark line also run adjacently across each hindwing. The forewing wingtips are recurved, and the margins slightly scalloped. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The adult moths of this species may be distinguished superficially from those of the similar Oenochroma vinaria by the longer yellow line on the forewing having a slight kink about 1/3 up from the hind margin.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Axel Hausmann, P.D.N. Hebert, A. Mitchell, R. Rougerie, M. Sommerer, Ted Edwards T, Cathy Byrne,
Revision of the Australian Oenochroma vinaria Guenee, 1858 species-complex (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Oenochrominae): DNA barcoding reveals cryptic diversity and assesses status of type specimen without dissection,
Zootaxa, 2239 (2009) pp. 1-21.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 10-11.
(written 5 May 2014, updated 26 September 2015, 3 February 2020)