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

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

The moths of this species are pale brown, each wing having variable markings, often including a a black dot near the middle of each wing, and an open trident mark near the middle of each forewing There is a line of black dots or dashes around each wing margin. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Casbia pallens
female, digitally repaired
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species occurs in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, 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.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian species of Boarmiadae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 58 (1947), p. 96, No. 60.


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    (written 22 March 2018, updated 29 July 2018)