Marbled Twisted Moth
(one synonym : Epicampyla sublaeta Turner, 1919)
OENOCHROMINAE , GEOMETRIDAE , GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)
This Caterpillar feeds on the foliage of:
The adult moth has pale brown wings with variable markings, but usually with three dark marks along each forewing costa. The hindwings each have a jagged white mark with a black centre-line. The margin of each forewing is recurved twice at the wingtip. The moth usually rests with its abdomen twisted to one side. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found in:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, Fig. 36.10, p. 369.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2013, pp. 12-13.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 21 (1860), p. 280, No. 4.
(updated 18 June 2013)