(previously known as Panagra curtaria)
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)
The adult moths of this species are pale brown with two variable dark brown, often dotted, lines across each wing. The outer line on each forewing splits widely near the wingtip.
The forewing tips are slightly recurved. The hindwings have have an angular wing-tip, unlike Nearcha aridaria. The males have bipectinate antennae. The females have thread-like antennae. The wingspan varies from 2 to 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. 129, No. 1129.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 18-19.
(updated 16 March 2012, 12 March 2019, 6 September 2020, 25 March 2021)