Grey Heath Moth
(previously : Panagra inostentata)
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)
The adult moths of this species have grey-brown forewings, each having a dark diagonal line from wingtip to the centre of the hind margin, and a dark dot near the costa. The hindwings are plain pale grey-brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms. Unlike most moths, these moths may be seen flying in the daytime in their heathland habitat. They commonly rest head-down.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 20-21.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 23 (1861), pp. 1012-1013, No. 58.
(updated 30 March 2013)