Yellow-headed Heath Moth
(one synonym : Darantasia mundiferaria Walker, 1863)
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Alison Milton, Mulligans Flat, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each having two dark-edged pale curvy submarginal lines, and an irregularly scalloped marginal area, and a vague oval dark spot near the middle. The hindwings are plain brown each with one submarginal pale line. The small head is yellow. The wingspan is about 3 cms. The moth often flies in the daytime.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 98, No. 1075.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 20-21.
(updated 30 March 2013, 4 November 2017, 16 October 2020)