Crypsiphona tasmanica, Tasmanian Red-lined Looper Moth

Tasmanian Red-lined Looper Moth, Crypsiphona tasmanica

Until recently, the Tasmanian red-lined looper moths were thought to be the same species as that found on the Australian mainland, ie C. ocultaria. The Tasmanian species is said to be darker dorsally, and on the underside of the hind wing the submarginal black band truly dominates over the inner red line. In C. ocultaria the black and red lines are somewhat equal in width throughout.

Late December 2013
Buckland
This form appears light grey dorsally and is close to C. ocultaria, though the underside of the hind wings shows the submarginal black band dominates over the inner red line (see last pic).
Tasmanian Red-lined Looper Moth, Crypsiphona tasmanica Tasmanian Red-lined Looper Moth, Crypsiphona tasmanica

Caterpillar found feeding on Eucalyptus oblique leaves. Reared to observe pupa and moth.
Images by Robyn Gates, used with permission.
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