(previously known as Oenone lunaris)
ARCHIEARINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Cathy Byrne & Stella Crossley
(Photo: copyright Catherine J. Young)
The Caterpillars of this species are brown on top and yellow underneath, with grey patches along the sides.
The adult moths have forewings that are dark brown with a white speckled pattern of bands and lines. The hindwings are white with a black border. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The eggs are smooth and oval. Initially they are white, and turn red as they approach hatching.
The species occurs in Australia only in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 364.
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera III,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 4, Part 4 (1890), pp. 1195-1196, No. 64.
(updated 21 June 2005)