Varieble Heath Moth
(formerly known as Eubolia indicataria)
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)
The adult female moths of this species have grey forewings with jagged lines across them. The hindwings are plain grey with a vestigial pattern. The females have threadlike antennae.
The males are similar with dark brown bands between the jagged lines. The males have antennae with a feather-like fringe on one side. Both sexes have a dark irregular spot near the midle of each forewing. The moths normally rest with the forewings covering the hindwings. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
Th species has been found in
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 24-25.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), pp. 1698-1699.
(written 2 May 2014)