(previously known as Panagra exsectaria)
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moths of this species are greyish brown. The forewings each have some variable dark markings, including two dark broken wavy transverse lines. The hindwings also each have one or two dark wavy transverse lines, but they fade away as they approach the costas. The head colour varies from yellow to grey. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms. In their natural resting pose, the moths hold their wings flat, with the forewings covering the hindwings, like a Concorde aircraft. The males and the females in this genus both have thread-like antennae.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 16-17.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 23 (1861), p. 1011, No. 54.
(updated 30 June 2013, 12 October 2019, 27 October 2020)