ARCHIEARINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Cathy Byrne & Stella Crossley
(Photo: copyright Cathy Byrne)
The Caterpillars of this species are brown with raised edges to the body segments, resembling the scale-like leaves of their foodplant.
The adult moths have forewings that are dark brown with red and white markings. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The eggs are laid singly. They are finely dimpled, oval and orange.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 364.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New and Little known Tasmanian Lepidoptera,
courtesy of the
Library Open Repository, University of Tasmania Library,
Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania,
1925, pp. 106-107.
(updated 21 June 2005)