Capusa graodes Turner, 1919
Brown Wedge-moth
NACOPHORINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Jenny Holmes, Great Western, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has pale grey forewings each with dark veins and splodges, including a dark spot in the cell. Also the hindwings are pale grey. The wingspan is about 5 cms.


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

Unusually for Geometrids, it creases and folds its wings, like a collapsed tent, along its back when at rest.

The species has been found in:

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


    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 6-7, 30-31.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. VI (Third instalment),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 44 (1919), p. 398, No. 259.


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    (updated 10 July 2010, 16 September 2013, 19 January 2021)