Gastrinodes bitaeniaria (Le Guillou, 1841)
(one synonym : Gastrina erebina Walker, 1860)
Buff Bark Moth
BOARMIINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Cathy Byrne & Stella Crossley


(Photo: copyright Cathy Byrne)

The colour of this Caterpillar is brown with a pink and orange shaded patches. It feeds on the leaves of :

  • Gum Trees ( Eucalyptus, MYRTACEAE ).


    female
    (Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 7)

    The adult moth is light brown with wavy transverse dark brown lines extending across both wings. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


    male
    (Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 7)

    The eggs are yellow, oval, and minutely pitted all over.


    eggs, magnified
    (Photo: copyright Cathy Byrne)

    The species has been found in

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


    male, drawing by Achille Guenée, listed as Boarmia bitaeniaria,
    ,
    Deltoïdes et Pyralites, Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 9 (1854), Plate 3, fig. 1,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Deltoïdes et Pyralites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 9 (1854), p. 249, No. 379, and also Plate 3, fig. 1.

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
    Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 18-19, 22-23.

    Elie Jean Francois Le Guillou,
    Description de huit espèces de Lépidoptères découvertes pendant le voyage de la Zélee,
    Revue Zoologique par la Societe Cuvierienne,
    Paris, 1841, p. 258, No. 7.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 64.


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

    (updated 24 July 2013, 14 July 2018)