(previously known as Tephrina aridaria)
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)
The adult moths of this species are greyish brown with dark brown spots and/or wavy lines on each wing. The males have a dark hair tuft on the underside of each hindwing. The hindwings have have a rounded wing-tip, unlike Nearcha curtaria. The males have bipectinate antennae. The females have thread-like antennae. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 18-19.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), p. 1662.
(updated 16 March 2012, 7 September 2020, 25 March 2021)