(previously known as Panagra ursaria)
OENOCHROMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Joan Fearn, Moruya, New South Wales)
The adult moths of this species are a speckled brown, with one or more wavy yellow-edged dark lines or arcs of dark spots across each wing.
The forewing tips are recurved. The males have a dark hair tuft along the underside of each hindwing costa. The males have bipectinate antennae. The females have thread-like antennae. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
in Boisduval & Guenée: Uranides et Phalénites,
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 129, No. 1128.
Moths of Victoria: Part 4,
Emeralds and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2012, pp. 18-19.
(written 21 July 2013, 5 December 2017, 12 March 2019, 6 September 2020)