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 broad dark margin, and a paler basal area crossed by two jagged dark lines. 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 3.5 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, 7 March 2020)