Casbia ochthadia (Meyrick, 1892)
Mountain Casbia
(formerly known as Deilinia ochthadia)
CABERINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The moths of this species are pale brown with a of black mark near the middle of each wing, and an incomplete vague dark line across each wing. The pale head has a dark collar. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Casbia ochthadia
male
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott,
Moths of Victoria: Part 7)

The species occurs in Australia in

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


    Further reading :

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

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 6, Part 4 (1892), p. 639, No. 6.


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    (written 11 March 2018, updated 29 July 2018)