OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moths of this species are greyish brown. There is an oval dark spot with a pale centre near the middle of each forewing. Each of the four wings have faint marginal lines, and a dark pair of wavy lines about half way along the hind margin. In its natural posture: these dark lines on fore- and hind- wings are aligned, resembling a mouth, which with the oval spots resembling eyes gives the impression of a monster face.
The wingspan is about 2 cms. The males and the females in this genus both have thread-like antennae.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 16-17.
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera III,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 4, Part 4 (1890), pp. 1142-1143, No. 2.
(updated 30 March 2013, 27 October 2017, 12 September 2020)