Anachloris subochraria (Doubleday, 1843)
(one synonym is: Camptogramma strangulata Guenée, 1857)
HYDRIOMENINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Anachloris subochraria
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Rogers, Ringwood Field Naturalists).

These Caterpillars probably feed on :

  • Guinea Flower ( Hibbertia, DILLENIACEAE ).

    Anachloris subochraria
    male
    (Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt)

    The adult moths have wings are usually bright ochreous-yellow. Each forewing has a dark discal dot, and a dark median band. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

    Anachloris subochraria
    (Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

    The species occurs in

  • New Zealand,

    and the southern half of Australia including

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


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3 - Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 28-29.

    Olga Schmidt,
    Australian species of Anachloris Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Larentiinae): taxonomy, musculature of the male genitalia and systematic position,
    Australian Journal of Entomology, Volume 40, part 3 (July 2001), pp. 219-230.


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    (updated 24 February 2013, 8 October 2013)