Oenochroma cerasiplaga Warren, 1914
Green Wine Moth
(one synonym is Oenochroma artia Turner, 1922)
OENOCHROMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Oenochroma cerasiplaga
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Koch, Cape Arid, Western Australia)

The adult moths of this species are basically green. The forewings are crossed by a yellow line, and have yellow along the costa and around the margin. The hindwings have a variable big brownish-yellow splodge in the middle, and some yellow along the margin. The forewings have recurved wing-tips. The head is brown. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

Oenochroma cerasiplaga
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species is found in:

  • Western Australia.

    Oenochroma cerasiplaga
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Peter Koch, Cape Arid, Western Australia)


    Further reading :

    William Warren,
    New species of Drepanulidae, Noctuidae, and Geometridae in the Tring Museum,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 21 (1914), p. 425.


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    (written 22 January 2021, updated 5 February 2021)