Casbia crataea (Turner, 1939)
(one synonym: Boarmia eucrypta Turner, 1947)
CABERINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth is brown with variable blurred dark markings, and sometimes with a vague yellowish arc across each wing.

At rest the wings are held flat. The moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms. The males have feathered antennae.

The species has been found in

  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.

    The genus of this species is under review. This species is synonomised with Xenomusa teramera by some taxonomists, but here, following Nielsen et al., we list them separately.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A second revision of the Lepidoptera of Tasmania,
    courtesy of the Library Open Repository, University of Tasmania Library,
    Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania,
    1939, p. 70.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian species of Boarmiadae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 58 (1947), p. 86, No. 36.


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    (written 21 March 2018, updated 22 February 2020)