Oenochroma privata (Walker, 1860)
(previously known as Hypographa privata)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths are pale brown with a faint pattern of a few dark lines and spots. The wing margins are scalloped, and the forewing wingtips recurved. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms. The underside has a dark band across each wing.


(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory.


    Further reading

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 21 (1860), pp. 286-287, No. 2.


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    (updated 30 March 2013)