Small Twisted Moth
(one synonym : Chilma flagrantaria Walker , 1863)
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)
In Australia, this Caterpillar has been found feeding on various species in MYRTACEAE, including:
The adult moth is yellow or reddish, often with black speckles, and a subterminal pale-edged dark line on each wing. The forewings sometimes have dark lines and spots especially at the wingtip and near the tornus. The forewings of the female have recurved pointed wingtips. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 10.18, p. 369.
Uranides et Phalénites,
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), p. 143, No. 229, and also Plate 9, fig. 8.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2013, pp. 12-13.
(updated 23 August 2013, 13 February 2019, 8 June 2021)