CABERINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Cathy Byrne, Moths of Victoria: Part 7)
This caterpillar is brown with squarish dark marks on the back of each segment. It was found feeding on
The adult moth has grey-brown wings, each with three variable blurred, sometimes blotchy, dark transverse arcs, the outer one often accompanied by a straightish transverse pale yellow line diverging to be wider near the costa.
At rest the wings are held flat. The moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms. The males have well-developed feathered antennae. The females have thread-like antennae.
The eggs are oval with a fine embossed pattern of serrated ridges. Initially they are yellow, but they develop red markings as hatching approaches.
The species has been found in
This species is unplaced, and its genus is under review. This species has been synonomised with Casbia crataea by some taxonomists, but here, following Nielsen et al., we list them each separately.
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 6-7, 14-15.
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Heterocera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 18 (1894), p. 82.
(written 21 March 2018, updated 22 February 2020, 18 March 2021)