Rhynchopsota delogramma Lower, 1903
Radiating Geometrid
(one synonym : Liodes neorogramma Turner, 1906)
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Cathy Young & Stella Crossley


(Photo: copyright Cathy Young)

These Caterpillars are brown with darker areas, and an orange head.


female
(Photo: copyright Cathy Young)

The adult moths are buff coloured with a criss-cross pattern of rusty brown lines. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


female
(Photo: copyright Cathy Young)

The species occurs in

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


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

    The eggs are egg-shaped with microscopic ridges.


    (Photo: copyright Cathy Young)


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 14-15.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new genera and species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 27 (1903), pp. 196-197.

    Peter B. McQuillan,
    The Tasmanian Geometrid Moths Associated with the Genus Amelora auctorum (Lepidoptera : Geometridae : Ennomina),
    Invertebrate Taxonomy,
    Volume 10, Number 3, 1996, pp. 433-506.

    Peter B. McQuillan,
    An overview of the Tasmanian geometrid moth fauna (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) and its conservation status,
    Journal of Insect Conservation,
    Volume 8 (2004), Parts 2-3, pp. 209-220.

    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 18 June 2011)