Black-signed Heath Moth
(previously known as Panagra atrosignata)
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Merimbula, New South Wales)
The adult moths of this species are brown, often with forewings that each have two pale zig-zag lines outlined broadly in dark brown. The hindwings are plain brown. The females have threadlike antennae. The males have antennae with a feather-like fringe on one side. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 14-15, 22-23.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 23 (1861), p. 1006, No. 44.
(updated 20 June 2013, 21 January 2016, 4 September 2020)