Turners Wine Moth
(previously known as Monoctenia turneri)
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)
These Caterpillars have been known to attack:
and are also thought to feed on the foliage of
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.
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
as well as in Australia in
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.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2013, pp. 8-9.
(updated 17 June 2013, 27 March 2016)