Casbia rectaria Walker, 1866
Pomaderris Moth
(one synonym : Casbia rosacea Holloway, 1979)
CABERINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The caterpillars of this species have been found on various trees in RHAMNACEAE, including:

  • Red Ash ( Alphitonia excelsa ), and
  • Woolly Pomaderris ( Pomaderris lanigera ).

    The adult moths are mottled brown all over. The males have a small transparent spot on each forewing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    The species has beeen found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 35.4, p. 366.

    Peter Hendry,
    A Night at Ray's,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 57 (June 2010), pp. 30-32,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), p. 1667.


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    (updated 24 April 2010)