Casbia oenias (Meyrick, 1892)
Red Casbia
(one synonym : Casbia rhodina Turner, 1919)
CABERINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Casbia oenias
female
(Photo: courtesy of Cathy Powers, Brisbane Ranges, Victoria)

The moths of this species are pale brown, each wing having indistinct rusty submarginal bands, a pale-edged black spot near the middle, and a trident-like mark near the margin. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

The species occurs in

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    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. 637, No. 63.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. VI (Third instalment).,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 44 (1919), p. 269, No. 145.


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    (written 31 December 2016)