Toothed Heath Moth
(one synonym : Dichromodes phaeostropha Turner, 1926)
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Mark Heath, Perth, Western Australia)
The Caterpillars of this species are green with two yellow stripes along the body. The caterpillars have been found feeding on
The adult moths have forewings that are greyish brown each with complex black and brown markings. The hindwings are plainer grey-brown with a few dark markings. The moths normally rest with the forewings covering the hindwings. The females have thread-like antennae. The males have antennae with a feather-like fringe on one side. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species has been found in
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), pp. 132-133.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 22-23.
Louis Beethoven Prout,
Geometridae, subfamily Oenochrominae,
Fascicules 104 (1910), p. 24, No. 10a (2).
(updated 2 May 2014)