Onycodes rubra (T.P. Lucas, 1892)
(one synonym : Arrhodia illidgei Lucas, 1894)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth is yellow or reddish, with a subterminal darker line across each wing. The forewings each have a pink mark at the wingtip, and a dark mark on the costa, and another near the tornus. The wingspan is about 4.5 cms.


male
(Photo: courtesy of Dianne Clarke, Mapleton, Queensland)

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Dianne Clarke, Mapleton, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On 34 new species of Australian Lepidoptera, with additional localities,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 8 (1892), p. 81.


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    (written 9 October 2014, updated 24 July 2016)