White-barred Heath Moth
(one synonym : Panagra plusiata Walker, 1861)
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Wilsons Promontory, Victoria)
The adult moths of this species have brown forewings with a ragged white band across each one. The hindwings are plain brown. 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
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 120, No. 1114, and also Plate 18, fig. 4.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 24-25.
(written 3 May 2014)