Orange-barred Heath Moth
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)
The adult moths of this species are brown, with two pale lines across each forewing, each flanked by a rusty brown band, and joined by a pale bar. The hindwings are plain brown. The undersides are brown with a dark-edged pale submarginal arc under each wing. The females have thread-like antennae. The males have unipectinate antennae. The wingspan of both sexes is about 2.5 cms.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 40 (1915), pp. 476-477.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 24-25.
(written 28 April 2014, updated 6 September 2020)