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

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

The moths of this species are pale reddish brown, each wing having variable markings, often including a submarginal arc of dark dots, and a black dot near the middle. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.

    This moths of this species is very similar to those of Casbia melanops, and the names may be synonyms for only one species.


    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. 64.


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    (written 22 March 2018)