Dinophalus drakei (Prout, 1910)
(previously known as Ophiographa drakei)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE
GEOMETROIDEA ,  
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on

  • Beaked Hakea ( Hakea rostrata, PROTEACEAE ).

    The adult moths are pale grey with several faint jagged lines across each wing. Each hindwing also has a dark mark near the tornus. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

    Th species occurs in

  • southern Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2013, pp. 8-9.

    Louis Beethoven Prout,
    Geometridae, subfamily Oenochrominae,
    Genera Insectorum,
    Fascicules 104 (1910), p. 48, No. 5.


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    (written 13 June 2013, updated 23 February 2017)