Dry-country Heath Moth
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)
The adult moths of this species are brown, but the males and females have different patterns
The females are greyish, and have prominent long dark mark halfway along the costa of each forewing. The hindwings are plain fawn. The females have threadlike antennae.
The males are browner and have a broad dark jagged band across each forewing. The hindwings are plain brown. The males have antennae that have a comb-like fringe on one side. The wingspan of both sexes is about 2 cms.
The species occurs in the inland dryer regions of
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 22-23.
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera III,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 4, Part 4 (1890), pp. 1172-1173, No. 34.
(written 28 April 2014)