Oenochroma turneri (T.P. Lucas, 1892)
Turners Wine Moth
(previously known as Monoctenia turneri)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

These Caterpillars have been known to attack:

  • Macadamia ( Macadamia integrifolia, PROTEACEAE ),

    and are also thought to feed on the foliage of

  • Weeping Fig ( Ficus benjamina, MORACEAE ).


    (Photo: courtesy of John Stumm)

    This moth is brown with darker markings, and a marginal band outlined in black and white. There are two white marks and a rust brown patch on the costa of each forewing. The adult moths are inclined to rest with a characteristic upward curvature of the wingtips. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


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

    Underneath, the dark markings are more pronounced, and there are two red spots at the tornus of each hind wing.

    The species is found in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of John Stumm)


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 10.3, p. 368.

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On 34 new species of Australian Lepidoptera, with additional localities,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 8 (1892), pp. 82-84.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2013, pp. 8-9.


    previous
    back
    caterpillar
    Australian
    Australian Butterflies
    butterflies
    Australian
    home
    caterpillars
    Australian
    Australian Moths
    moths
    next
    next
    caterpillar

    (updated 17 June 2013, 27 March 2016)