OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Steven Dodge, Nowra, New South Wales)
These caterpillars are purplish-brown, with a pale dorsal knob on the first abdominal segment. The caterpillars grow to a length of about 5 cms.
They pupate with no cocoon on the soil surface under dead leaves.
The adult moths of this species are grey-brown, with broad jagged dark lines on each wing. The wings have scalloped edges. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), p. 190, No. 293, and also Plate 19, figs. 2,3.
(updated 20 July 2011, 11 February 2019)