(one synonym : Melanippe teliferata Walker, 1863)
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian Baird, O'Connor, Australian Capital Territory)
These adult moths have a striking pattern of dark brown and white on the wings, with some narrow orange streaks at the forewing tips. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
They have been found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 36.19, p. 370.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2013, pp. 20-21,
listed as Phrataria brujata.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 26 (1863), p. 1663, ref. 1013.
(updated 23 March 2012, 8 December 2019, 16 December 2020)