Barred Wine Moth
(one synonym : Oenochroma erubescens Prout, 1910)
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(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.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Heterocera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 18 (1894), p. 84.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 10-11.
(written 5 May 2014)