Oenochroma barcodificata Hausmann & Young, 2009
Mountain Wine Moth
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Oenochroma barcodificata
(Photo: courtesy of Kevin Jackson, Gympie, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are pinkish brown with a yellow line from the wingtip to the middle of the inner margin, and a dark line from the middle of the costa to the middle of the inner margin on each forewing. The yellow line and dark line run adjacently across each hindwing. The forewing wingtips are recurved, and the margins slightly scalloped The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Oenochroma barcodificata
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Museum Victoria)

The species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.

    Oenochroma barcodificata
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Kevin Jackson, Gympie, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Axel Hausmann, P.D.N. Hebert, A. Mitchell, R. Rougerie, M. Sommerer, Ted Edwards T, Cathy Young,
    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.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 10-11.


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    (written 5 May 2014, updated 26 September 2015)