(previously known as Taxeotis dasyzona)
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)
The adult moths are pale brown with vague variable dark markings, often including a dark dog-leg line across each forewing. The males have a pale hair tuft along the underside of each hindwing costa. The females have thread-like antennae. The males have bipectinate antennae. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The wings of the males have specialised tufts of scales on the underside of each hindwing beside a dark spot near the base.
The species has been found mainly in the dry inland regions of Australia, in
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Lepidoptera.,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 27 (1903), pp. 185-186.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 14-15, 18-19.
(updated 30 June 2013, 26 May 2017, 6 September 2020)