Ceremonial Heath Moth
(previously known as Panagra confluaria)
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Dr David G. Hewitt, Wonthaggi Heathland, Victoria)
The adult moths of this species are brown, with a distinctive pattern of wavy white lines on each forewing. The hindwings are pale brown, each with a vague paler line across the middle. 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 has been found in :
Further reading :
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 131, No. 1134, and also Plate 7, fig. 8.
Moths of Victoria : Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 14-15, 24-25.
(updated 20 June 2013, 7 November 2014)