(one synonym : Epidesmia ophiosema Lower, 1901)
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Mark Heath, Perth, Western Australia)
The caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on the foliage of various species of:
The adults are pale brown with striking dark markings on each forewing. The females have thread-like antennae. The males have antennae with a feather-like fringe on one side.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 7, and also Plate 120, fig. 20.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 144.
(updated 20 June 2013)