Oenochroma orthodesma (Lower, 1894)
Barred Wine Moth
(one synonym : Oenochroma erubescens Prout, 1910)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Oenochroma orthodesma
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)

The adult moths of this species are brown with a variable dark-edged yellow line from the wingtip to the middle of the inner margin on each forewing, and across the middle of each hindwing. The undersides are brown, with a big purple spot at the tornus of each forewing. The forewing wingtips are slightly recurved. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

Oenochroma orthodesma
showing underside
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)

The species has been found in

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

    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Heterocera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 18 (1894), p. 84.

    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)