Rhinodia rostraria Guenée, 1857
(one synonym : Stegania allogata R.Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
Necklace Geometrid
CABERINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Rhinodia rostraria
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths have brown or grey wings with three imcomplete dark bands across each wing. The forewings have recurved wingtips and wavy margins. The labial palps are long, and are usually held pointing forward. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Rhinodia rostraria
underside, female, drawing by Rudolf Felder, listed as Stegania allogata,

Zoologisher Theil, Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), Plate CXXXI, fig. 15.a,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species occurs in south-east Australia, including:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
    Zoologisher Theil,
    Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
    Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 18, and also Plate 131, figs. 15, 15.a.

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites II,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), pp. 125-126, No. 1122.

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
    Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 14-15.


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    (updated 12 March 2011, 8 October 2013)