OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 4)
The adult moths of this species are greyish brown with a paler marginal half to each wing. The forewing wingtips are recurved, and the margins scalloped The wingspan is about 5 cms.
The species has been found in
The adult moths have a coiled haustellum under the head, which they can uncoil, and through which they can sip nectar from flowers.
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 36.12, p. 369.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 8-9.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 50 (1939), p. 142.
(updated 4 May 2014, 8 March 2020, 21 June 2021, 16 May 2022)