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

Capusa stenophara
(Photo: courtesy of Wendy Moore, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

This Caterpillar is pink with white spiracles each ringed in red. The caterpillar has a broken brown line along the back of the thorax. It has been found feeding on the leaves of

  • Gum trees ( MYRTACEAE ) and
  • Pine trees ( PINACEAE ).

    Capusa stenophara
    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

    The adult moth of this species has pale grey forewings with dark veins and splodges. The wingspan is about 5 cms. Unusually for Geometrids, it rolls its wings tightly around its body when at rest.

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

    The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania

    Capusa stenophara
    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)


    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 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. 399, No. 260.


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    (written 20 December 2015, updated 29 September 2019, 18 January 2021)