Oenochroma vetustaria (Walker, 1860)
Ribbed Wine Moth
(one synonym : Monoctenia digglesaria Guenée, 1864)
OENOCHROMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Cathy Young & Stella Crossley


(Photo: copyright Cathy Young)

The adult moths are brown, and have amongst other markings, a dark submarginal band with a pale edge. The wing margins are concave and scalloped. The wingspan is about 5 cms. There is a small dark ring near the middle of the costa on the underside of each forewing.


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

The species occurs in

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


    Further reading :

    Peter B. McQuillan,
    Report on a survey of nocturnal moth species occurring on South Sister near St Marys, Tasmania. ,
    University of Tasmania, 2005.

    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. 290.


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    (updated 30 March 2013)