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


(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 ( Eucalyptus species, MYRTACEAE ).


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

    The adult moth of this species has pale grey forewings with dark veins and splodges. The wingspan is about 5 cms. Unusually for Geometrids, but like most in NACOPHORINI, it folds its wings like a tent along its back when at rest.


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

    The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania


    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)