Scaled Heath Moth
(one synonym : Panagra dentigeraria Walker, 1863)
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo courtesy of Michael Bedingfield, Pine Island to Point Hut Reserve, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moths of this species have forewings that are brown, with zig-zag markings bounding areas of different shades. The hindwings are brown with vestigial patterns. The females have threadlike antennae. The males have antennae with a feather-like fringe on one side. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 22-23.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 23 (1861), p. 1009, No. 50.
(written 1 May 2014, updated 31 August 2019, 5 September 2020)