Scaled Heath Moth
(one synonym : Panagra dentigeraria Walker, 1863)
OENOCHROMINAE , GEOMETRIDAE , GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)
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 occurs 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)