(one synonym : Panagra subcelata Walker, 1861)
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Cathy Young & Stella Crossley
(Photo: copyright Cathy Young)
These Caterpillars have been found feeding on :
The adult moths are pale brown with a pattern of dark speckles and spots, an indistinct pale-edged, possibly dotted, submarginal band on each wing, and a row of dark dots along the edge of each wing. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms. They typically rest on the ground with their wings flat, and the forewings covering the hindwings. The underside of each forewing has a black spot near the middle.
The eggs are initially white, darkening as hatching approaches. They are oval with minute serrated ridges.
The species may be found in the south-eastern quarter of Australia, including
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 37.2, p. 370.
in Boisduval & Guenée: Uranides et Phalénites,
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 10 (1857), p. 130, No. 1130.
Peter B. McQuillan,
An overview of the Tasmanian geometrid moth fauna (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) and its conservation status,
Journal of Insect Conservation,
Volume 8, Issues 2 & 3, June 2004, pp. 209-220.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 18-19.
(updated 30 March 2013, 9 April 2015)