Casbia coniodes Turner, 1947
Desert Casbia
CABERINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Casbia coniodes
female
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 7)

The moths of this species are pale brown, each wing having variable markings, often including a submarginal arc of dark-outlined white spots, and a black spot near the middle. There is a white strip on the head between the antennae. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species occurs in

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

    Casbia coniodes
    male, showing underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 7)


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
    Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 12-13.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian species of Boarmiadae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 58 (1947), p. 97, No. 63.


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    (written 22 March 2018)