Apodasmia rufonigraria (Walker, 1862)
Rusty Geometrid
(previously known as Fidonia rufonigraria)
GEOMETRINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Apodasmia rufonigraria
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)

The adult moths of this species have brown wings with wiggly rusty lines and scalloped margins. The forewings sometimes each have a pale patch in the middle. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Apodasmia rufonigraria
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Mount Wombargo, Victoria)

The species has been found in

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


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
    Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 28-29.

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 24 (1862), p. 1036, No. 11.


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    (updated 28 June 2013)