Corula geometroides Walker, 1856
Ash-grey Geometrid
(one synonym : Lathaeolis spodochroa Turner, 1936)
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Cathy Young & Stella Crossley

Corula geometroides
(Photo: copyright Cathy Young)

This caterpillar is green with broad white longitudinal stripes. It has been found feeding on:

  • She-Oak ( CASUARINACEAE ).

    Corula geometroides
    (Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

    The moth is grey with pale and dark areas outlined in black zigzag lines. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

    The species has been found in:

  • southern Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 14-15, 19.

    Francis Walker,
    Noctuidae,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 9 (1855), p. 11, No. 1.

    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 2 May 2010, 8 October 2013, 7 June 2014, 1 January 2016)