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

Casbia tanaoctena
female
(Photo: courtesy of Cathy Powers, Brisbane Ranges, Victoria)

The moths of this species are pale brown with several wiggly indistinct darker brown submarginal arcs containing even darker spots. The thorax has a little happy face on it. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Casbia tanaoctena
male
(Photo: courtesy of Cathy Powers, Brisbane Ranges, Victoria)

The species occurs in

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian species of Boarmiadae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 58 (1947), p. 97, No. 62.


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    (written 1 January 2017)