Fulvida Heath Moth
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)
The adult moths of this species have forewings with broken bands of black, white, brown and orange. The hindwings are plain grey-brown with a vestigial pattern. The moths normally rest with the forewings covering the hindwings. The females have threadlike antennae. The males have antennae with a feather-like fringe on one side. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
Th species has been found in
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 40 (1915), pp. 475-476.
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 132.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 24-25.
(written 1 May 2014, updated 6 September 2020)