OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 4)
The adult moths of this species are grey or brown with various dark markings, including a winding dark line across each forewing. The wings have scalloped edges. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
In its natural resting position, the moth has its wings closed over its back, like a butterfly.
The species has been found in :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 36.16, p. 369.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 8-9.
Louis Beethoven Prout,
Geometridae, subfamily Oenochrominae,
Fascicules 104 (1910), p. 50, No. 2 (2).
(updated 20 July 2011)