(one synonym : Hemagalma inspersa Felder and Rogenhofer, 1875)
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Cathy Byrne & Stella Crossley
(Photo: copyright Cathy Byrne)
The Caterpillars of this species are brown. They are missing three pairs of prolegs, so move in a looper fashion.
The adult moths are brown with a curved dark submarginal line demarking a darker marginal area on each forewing. They rest with the hindwings covered by the forewings, like a minature Concord. The moths keep the unusually long labial palps projected in front of the head like a beak. The moths have a wingspan of about 3.5 cms.
The eggs are bullet shaped, with 12 ridges around each one running from base to the apex.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
in Boisduval & Guenée: Uranides et Phalénites,
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 128, No. 1125.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 18-19.
(updated 31 March 2011, 21 October 2013, 3 May 2014)