Axiagasta rhodobaphes Turner, 1930
Pink Heath Moth
(one synonym : Terpna lepterythra Turner, 1942)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Axiagasta rhodobaphes
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)

The adult moths of this species have pinkish-brown wings, each having a pale submarginal line, a variable marginal area, and a black mark near the centre of each wing. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Northern Territory,
  • 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, 2012, pp. 20-21.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Oenochromidae (Lepidoptera) III,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 55 (1930), p. 210, No. 193.


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    (updated 30 March 2013)