Conosara castanea Meyrick, 1892
Forest Geometrid
(erroneously : Conosara castaneata)
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Cathy Young & Stella Crossley


(Photo: copyright Cathy Young)

The adult moths of this species have variable grey-brown forewings with indistinct patterns, sometimes including indistinct pale streaks along the costa and the inner margin. The hindwings are off-white with faint brown patterns along the margins. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The species is found in

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


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. front cover, 20-21.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 6, Part 4 (1891), pp. 660-661, No. 96.

    Catherine J. Young,
    Characterisation of the Australian Nacophorini and a Phylogeny for the Geometridae from Molecular and Morphological Data,
    Ph.D. thesis, University of Tasmania, 2003.


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    (updated 14 March 2005, 7 June 2014, 1 January 2016)