Gonodontis stramenticea Turner, 1947
(formerly known as Orsonoba stramenticea)
GONODONTINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Gonodontis stramenticea
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, listed as Orsonoba stramenticea, Queensland Museum)

The adult moths of this species are pale brown with one or more dark wavy lines across each wing. The wings also have scattered white patches. The foreing tips are hooked, and the forewings each have a cusp halfway along the margin. The hindwings each look as though they have had a square bite taken out of the apex. The wings are often creased and folded in the natural resting pose. The wingspan is up to 4 cms.

Gonodontis stramenticea
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, listed as Orsonoba stramenticea, Queensland Museum)

The species has been found in the desert regions of

  • central Queensland.


    Further Reading

    Olga Schmidt,
    An annotated and illustrated list of the primary type specimens of geometrid moths deposited in the Queensland Museum (Australia, Brisbane),
    Spixiana,
    Volume 5, Part 1 (2012), pp. 79-100, Figs. 20 a,b.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian species of Boarmiadae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 58 (1947), pp. 98-99, No. 67.


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    (written 21 May 2015)