Angas' Heath Moth
(previously Known as Liodes angasi)
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)
The adult moths of this species are speckled brown, with a broad pale jagged border to each forewing. The hindwings are plain brown. The undersides are plain brown with a dark band along each margin. The males have antennae that have a comb-like fringe on one side. The females have thread-like antennae. The wingspan of both sexes is about 2 cms.
The species occurs in the inland dryer regions of
Further reading :
Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 13, and also Plate 131, fig. 13.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 24-25.
(written 28 April 2014)