Notiosterrha rhodocosma (Lower, 1897)
(formerly known as Sterrha rhodocosma)
STERRHINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Notiosterrha rhodocosma
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)

The adult moths of this species have red forewings with cream wiggly submarginal lines, sometimes with a prominent white spot halfway along the outermost line. The hindwings are cream with faint dark transverse bands. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading:

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 22 (1897), pp. 14-15.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3, update 53,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017.


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    (written 17 March 2016)