Rhynchopsota rhyncophora (Lower, 1893)
Scallop-banded Geometrid
(previously known as Chlenias rhyncophora)
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Cathy Young & Stella Crossley


(Photo: copyright Cathy Young)

The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on various trees in CASUARINACEAE, including

  • Slaty She-oak ( Allocasuarina muelleriana ), and
  • Droopy She-oak ( Allocasuarina verticillata ).

    The adult moths have a grey or brown pattern on each forewing, including dark spiky scalloped submarginal lines. The hindwings are pale grey or brown with a vague darker spot near the middle. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.


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

    The species has been found in

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


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


    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,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 17, Part 1 (1893), p. 163.


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    (updated 2 June 2005)