Oenochroma subustaria (Walker, 1860)
Grey Wine Moth
(previously known as Phallaria subustaria)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

This moth is brown with an arc of dark dots on each wing, and dark marks along the very edges of the wings. The forewings have recurved wingtips. The wingspan is about 3 cms. The underside of each hindwing has a dark mark by the wingtip.


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

The species has been found Australia in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2013, pp. 10-11.

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 21 (1860), p. 283, No. 2.


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    (updated 17 June 2013)