Mountain Heath Moth
(one synonym : Dichromodes laetabilis Turner, 1930)
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Naomi Monk, Falls Creek, Victoria)
The adult moths of this species have brown forewings each with vague darker bands. The hindwings are yellow with brown margins. The forewing undersides are yellow with a brown margin. The hindwing undersides are yellow with vague brown bands. 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 the mountains of
Neue exotische Geometriden,
Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift,
Volume 52 (1907) p. 60.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 22-23.
(written 3 May 2014, updated 26 January 2016, 10 January 2021)